Kathleen Middle School, under threat of shutting down, missed its goal of improving from a D grade by one point, according to scores released by the Florida Department of Eduction today. Meanwhile, Socrum Elementary jumped two grades from an F to a C, while two Lakeland schools dropped a letter grade: Southwest Middle and Kathleen Elementary went from C to D | View statewide results
Initial accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges came six months faster than other universities, Florida Poly President Randy Avent said. (Early this morning, the online version of this article was far shorter than the one in print.)
Lydia Pogu, 19, and Joy Bishara, 20, who will attend Southeastern University this fall, were among 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by a terrorist group in 2014.
“I know they’re doing things with robotics, for example, that we could learn from,” Capt. Michael Silah of the NOAA Hurricane Hunters told WUSF News, referring to local higher education institutions. “And so our intention is to bring some of their expertise over and hopefully start growing the next generation of employees, which I think will be from Lakeland.” Crews are working quickly to prepare their new building at Lakeland Linder Airport for Friday’s ribbon cutting (info). The story is part of a larger overview (link) of the 2017 hurricane season, which starts Thursday.
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Students from Harrison School for the Arts and Rochelle School of the Arts painted a mural on the roadway at the intersection of East Main Street and Ingraham Avenue Sunday to mark Lakeland’s emerging Design District | Background
The legislation aims to divert Title I funds from public schools to charter schools.