Roll Call: Repaying Grant Money; College Enrollment Drops; High Schoolers Work on Deactivated Missle
High school students will restore a Cold War relic in Friday’s education headlines.
Voucher students make academic gains similar to other students – The latest report about Florida’s corporate tax credit scholarships finds students in the program maintained their academic progress and made the same kind of gains as eligible students in the state’s public schools. To qualify for the vouchers, students must be low-income. Tampa Bay Times
Students may have to repay Pell Grants, FSCJ trustee asks who’s to blame – At least 12 financial aid workers are undergoing performance reviews and have been put on temporary contracts in light of 1,300 students receiving grants they may have to repay. The Florida Times Union
Edison College enrollment down 12 percent – Enrollment at Edison State College is down 12 percent for the fall semester, a loss of almost 1,900 students. When enrollment slowed in spring 2012, school administrators pointed to the improving economy, saying it meant fewer people needed to go back to school for new careers. Naples Daily News
Deactivated Nike missile arrives for restoration by students – Fifty years after the deactivated Nike missile was primed for action during the Cuban Missile Crisis, it arrived at the George T. Baker Aviation School in Miami Springs, where a team of more than 600 high school and tech school students will restore the missile — minus its warhead. The Miami Herald