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Why It’s Harder for College Students to Get Financial Aid This Summer

Rene Garcia is Director of Enrollment at Miami-Dade College. He's anticipating summer enrollment will be down this year since the federal government has cut financial aid for summer tuition.

College students  who need to go to summer school have few choices for grants and scholarships. And their options just shrank. The federal government is no longer giving out a need-based Pell Grant to help students pay for summer tuition. And the replacement is more loans. Senior Courtney Johnson has taken summer courses at Florida International [...]

School Board May Mandate Faculty Watch the Film “Bully”

Florida politicians and school officials watched the documentary film Bully over the weekend. The Vice Chair of the Miami Dade School Board, Lawrence Feldman, was at the screening, hosted by the United Teachers of Dade. And watching the film caused him to send a text message while he was in the theater. “Its to my [...]

This Week In Florida School Shaming

Florida parents and teachers are finding new ways to embarass students.

The parents of a South Florida seventh-grader forced him to wear a sandwich board to publicize his poor grades and preference for cracking up his classmates, according to WSVN television. Michael Bell Jr. is standing at a Kendall intersection wearing the sign. As other students enjoy their spring break, Michael will be out holding his [...]

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