Putting Education Reform To The Test

Roll Call: Bus Fees In Palm Beach; Florida Law Schools Accused Of Fraud; Pinellas Board Rejects Reading Request

Palm Beach schools’ students might have to pay a fee to get a ride to school, in Tuesday’s education headlines.

Parents likely to escape bus fees for choice programs in upcoming school year, as officials try other ways to address a budget deficit – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Palm Beach County schools could charge students in school choice programs $2.59 a day for bus rides. (sun-sentinel.com)

UM, St. Thomas law schools subject of fraud lawsuit – Schools – MiamiHerald.com The University of Miami and St. Thomas University law schools have been accused of inflating job placement and other data in order to attract students. (miamiherald.com)

School board members refuse to cave to community group’s recommendation – Tampa Bay Times A majority of Pinellas County school board members declined to require a reading program sought by a faith-based community group for 20 low-performing schools. (tampabay.com)

Manatee school improvement plan hinges on 10,000 students, assistant superintendent says | Education | Bradenton Herald Manatee County’s plan to become a top-rated state district will mean improving the performance of 10,000 students. (bradenton.com)

Sworn complaints allege Kappa Alpha Psi pledges beaten with canes | Gainesville.com Pledges to a fraternity at the University of Florida allege they were beaten daily with canes. (gainesville.com)


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