SCHOOLS: Local officials question the vagueness of a law that could lead to the closure of six “turnaround” schools in Polk, including two in Lakeland: Kathleen Middle and Griffin Elementary.

DREAMER: Sayra Lozano was quiet about her immigration status when she entered Southeastern University, but became an outspoken advocate when Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) became endangered | Podcast

AD DIRECTOR: Ron Moates, the new advertising director at The Ledger, worked his way up after starting as a billing clerk 25 years ago. Personal note: Congratulations, Ron; it’s great to see a nice guy prevail.

Source: The Ledger

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