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  • NEW POLK SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT Frederick Heid says one of his first priorities will be filling some open positions on his leadership team, noting he’s a proponent of homegrown talent. In an interview, he also said he will collaborate regularly with faculty rather than wait for contract negotiations to discuss issues. (Subscribers-only story)
  • CHIBOK GIRLS: Two young women from Nigeria who were admitted to Southeastern University after having been kidnapped by Islamic extremists are receiving their bachelor’s degrees today. Both plan to stay in Lakeland for now to pursue master’s degrees at Southeastern. (Subscribers-only story)