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Tampa Bay Times Education Investigation: How Pinellas County is failing its black students


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LARA CERRI | Times

  1. Rep. Erik Fresen's close ties to charter schools continue to raise questions of conflict

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A familiar face is back at the center of a perennial tug-of-war in the Florida Legislature between privately-managed charter schools and district-run public schools over taxpayer money for construction projects:

    State Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, confers with colleagues on the floor during the debate on the House budget bill Thursday. [Associated Press]

  2. Florida Senate proposes reforming charter schools' capital funding

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Responding to a controversial plan fast-tracked by Miami Republican Rep. Erik Fresen, a Florida Senate subcommittee is proposing its own reforms to how much school districts can spend on capital costs and what access the state's 650 charter schools should have to state and local dollars.

  3. Conference to offer sessions on topics of family life

    Education

    DUNEDIN — Families, couples and individuals are invited to a family life conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Center, 750 San Salvador Drive. Organized by the House of Mercy and Encouragement, the conference will offer sessions on 15 topics, including grieving the loss of a …

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