Roll Call: Polk County Student Conquers FCAT; Hillsborough Teaching Scholarships; FGCU President Says No To Bonus
Stories aren’t matching up in the FAMU hazing investigation, in Friday’s education headlines.
FAMU hazing Ammons Classic: FAMU’s Ammons says no mention of suspending band for Classic – Florida A&M University president James Ammons said school leaders decided to warn the school marching band about hazing prior to the Florida Classic performance last November. The school’s police chief said the decision was to not allow the band to perform. The Orlando Sentinel
Extra Effort Enables McKeel Student to Finally Pass FCAT Reading – It took four attempts and some extra help, but the effort paid off for senior Gregory Hernandez: He passed the FCAT reading test. The Lakeland Ledger
Education foundation is more than $200,000 closer to scholarship goal for urban teachers – Those scholarships promised to Hillsborough County students looking to become teachers just might be funded after all.. The Tampa Bay Times
FGCU’s Bradshaw to decline $60,000 bonus as school struggles with funding, tuition – With his school asking for a 15 percent tuition increase, Florida Gulf Coast University president Wilson Bradshaw said no to a $60,000 bonus. The Naples Daily News