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LOAN SCAM: Some students at the University of Miami discovered that their college shared private information to qualify them for federal loans that they hadn't applied for, possibly violating the law.

STATE PUSHES VACCINE: The board that oversees Florida's universities today considers a recommendation to make the meningitis vaccine mandatory for all incoming students, not just those living on campus, after a fatal case claimed the life of a USF student.   

SPEED LIMITS: Hillsborough is using technology to limit the maximum speed to 57-mph on more than half of its school buses.

BETTER OPTIONS WANTED: Parents attending a town hall meeting on the new school assignment plan in Pinellas want to know why all of the county's schools aren't equally good.

TEEN DRIVER CAUSES FATALITY: Another sad day on the roads involving teen drivers. An Alonso High sophomore lost control of his car and crashed into a scooter, killing a man, then plunged into a pond. 

BREAST MILK WINS: Here's an unusual victory for mothers trying to juggle family and careers. The NYT reports that a judge has ruled that a Harvard student must be given extra time during a medical licensing exam to pump breast milk for her 4-month-old daughter. The medical examining board plans to appeal.

WANTED: SUBS: Palm Beach County revises its approach to attracting substitute teachers, hoping to get the 500 to 700 subs needed daily.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23am]


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