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Army vet denied readmission to USF, possible new start times in Manatee and more



'I DON'T LIKE YOU PEOPLE': A Hillsborough County judge urges the University of South Florida to let a former U.S. Army Green Beret be readmitted to finish his degree, despite his menacing behavior toward a Muslim gas station clerk last year. The school says no to the decorated combat vet, but offers to help him transfer elsewhere.

SLEEPING IN? Manatee County considers changing school start times, and an 8 a.m. first bell for high school is one of the options, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TELL IT TO THE MEDIATOR: Lake County teachers file a grievance, complaining about a lack of planning time, the Daily Commercial reports.

PUBLIC BUSINESS: Bay County School Board votes to have one of its monthly meetings at 4 p.m. to allow for more public involvement, the Panama City News Herald reports.

NEW EXPERIENCE: A Collier County civic group takes disadvantaged third graders to see the beach for the first time, the Naples Daily News reports.

MEDS AND MUSIC: More on Dade Medical College, which is accused of improperly closing its doors before allowing students to finish their degrees, the Miami Herald reports. Also in the Herald, a nonprofit group, "Guitars over Guns" connects with kids through the arts.

THIS JUST IN: A new report finds that homes are more expensive near schools with higher test scores, the News-Press reports.

ROLL TAPE: A video is said to show threatening behavior against a Duval County School Board member, but the district won't release it for security reasons, the Florida Times-Union reports.

JITTERS: A threat made on social media keeps hundreds of students home from a Volusia County high school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

STUCK: Plans for a UCF campus in downtown Orlando run into funding problems, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

RECOGNITION: And the Escambia County principal of the year is ... Joy McMichael, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

TAKING ACTION: Florida International University suspends a fraternity after an off-campus death, the Sun-Sentinel reports.


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