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  • Florida’s graduation rate for black males among lowest in U.S.

     
    In 2010-11, black males in Florida were less likely to graduate than in nearly any other state, according to a new report out today from the Masssachusetts-based Schott Foundation for Public Education. The Florida graduation rate of 47 percent among black...
  • Gates-funded advocacy group to shut down

     
    The Gates Foundation, the nation’s most influential education-policy organization, has quietly ended financial support for a locally based national group formed to push for favored reforms, including an overhaul of teacher evaluations. Communities...
  • Monday Morning Reads: Sandy, stand your ground and Mack v. Nelson

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday to you all. Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here are the stories we're reading this morning. * The Sentinel reports that Barack Obama has canceled his appearance at University of Central Florida...
  • Romney planning three-city sweep Wednesday – but Orlando is not on the list

     
    Mitt Romney will attend three “Victory Rallies” rallies in Florida tomorrow, starting with an 11:10 a.m. appearance at Landmark Aviation in Tampa,. He'll then move on to the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, and the Metropolitan Park in...
  • Mike Grego is finalist in Pinellas County superintendent search

     
    Mike Grego, the former Osceola County superintendent, is a finalist to lead the Pinellas County school district. The Tampa Bay Times said Grego is one of three finalists picked despite some concern from some School Board members who were disappointed in...
  • Occupy Riverview: Duo busted for moving in temporarily vacant homes

    Occupy Riverview: Duo busted for moving in temporarily vacant homes
    In late September, deputies visited a responded to Riverview home after receiving a report of a trespasser. Deputies met the homeowner who told them that strangers were living in his house, which had been vacant due to Chinese drywall, according to a news...
  • Stolen: Two Florida public school buses

    They'll steal anything. Even something easy to spot like a couple of big yellow and black school buses. Deputies are investigating the theft of two Hillsborough County School buses, according to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's...
  • Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path

    Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path
    As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night. The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
  • Busted: RNC protester carrying a machete

    Here's a sure sign the Grand Old Party — or is it the Grand Old Hurricane Party — is in Florida: Deputies arrested a Jason Thomas Wilson, a 31-year-old Tallahassee man, who walked into the RNC event zone with a full-sized machete strapped to...
  • 4 Dead, 1 Missing as Debby Moves Out of Florida

    4 Dead, 1 Missing as Debby Moves Out of Florida
    Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday after leaving four people dead and one missing, and deluging Florida with buckets of rain that triggered flooding statewide. The storm lost its tropical characteristics late...
  • I-4 attractions: History takes flight at Polk County's Fantasy of Flight

    I-4 attractions: History takes flight at Polk County's Fantasy of Flight
    If there's a ground zero for kitschy roadside art in Central Florida, it's a stretch of Interstate 4 between exits 9 and 44 on the way from Orlando to Tampa. Within that 35 miles, the scenery ranges from vintage aircraft to monstrous fake dinosaurs and...