Roll Call: Protesting Suspensions; High Court Hears Tuition Lawsuit; Hillsborough Teacher Gave Students Answers
South Florida students are highlighting the connection between suspensions and graduation rates, in Friday’s education headlines.
Miami students rally against suspensions – Miami students organized a protest to highlight research showing students who are suspended are less likely to graduate and more likely to end up in jail. The Miami Herald
Supreme Court Hears College Tuition Lawsuit – The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a case to decide whether the Legislature or the Florida Board of Governors should set university tuition. The Lakeland Ledger
King High teacher gave students answers to test, district says – A Hillsborough County teacher gave exam answers to her students and allowed them more time, the school district alleges. The Tampa Tribune
No forgery charges for SCF president – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has found no evidence of forgery by State College of Florida president Lars Hafner, but the school’s trustees may still fire Hafner. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune