Roll Call: More Broadband Access; Hernando Expands Bus Access; FAMU Seeks To Settle Hazing Lawsuit;
Rural Florida schools are getting wired, in Friday’s education headlines.
Effort grows to expand rural broadband access despite rocky start – More North Central Florida schools have access to high-speed Internet with help from a $30 million federal stimulus grant. The Gainesville Sun
Teacher arrested, charged with child abuse – A Davie teacher has been arrested and charged with abusing a student with autism. The incident was recorded on video. WSVN.com
Hernando offers busing flexibility for those living too close to school – Students who live within the 2-mile radius for school busing can now catch a ride to school — if there is room on the bus. The Tampa Bay Times
FAMU moves to settle Robert Champion hazing lawsuit – “Trustees at Florida A&M University have directed their legal team to try negotiating a settlement with the family of drum major Robert Champion, who died after he was beaten on a band bus during a hazing in Orlando last fall.” The Orlando Sentinel
Teachers shop for free donated items at warehouse – A Miami non-profit lets teachers stock up on classroom supplies for free. The Miami Herald