Category Archives: Women and Children

Sheriff Darnell joins in resolution against medical marijuana

Sheriff Darnell joins in resolution against medical marijuana But the resolution backed by Darnell clearly announces the group’s staunch opposition to legalizing pot for any reason, and raises some familiar arguments to support its stance. The group maintains that legalization … Continue reading

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When parents get involved, students succeed

Maxwell is a very clear columnist who generally has his ducks in order. This is an editiorial that speaks for itself. When parents get involved, students succeed

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Blue-collar talent is too scarce locally, execs say

As I was reading this article, there was a great aha moment. I could not understand why American business was lining up on bringing in undocumented workers from Latin America and the rest of the world. It is because not … Continue reading

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DCF’s Transformation of Child Safety: Does It Cut Too Many Corners?

It makes you wonder how Florida ever let things get so bad so many times and has yet to figure it out that the most vulnerable need some sort of protection they are not getting.   DCF’s Transformation of Child … Continue reading

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New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries

This is a more realistic measurement of what the college graduate faces on graduation. ‘…PayScale’s rankings are just one manifestation of a growing nationwide movement toward quantifying the outcomes of college education based on economic factors like income and employment. … Continue reading

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ACT: Third of high school grads not college ready

There are 10,000 ways to put spin on this but the bottom line is teachers are not teaching and parents are not parenting. ‘…The ACT  reported that 31 percent of all high school graduates tested were not   ready for any … Continue reading

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Big Bird, Cookie Monster visits Lowell prison

  ‘….No, the “Sesame Street” characters weren’t serving time. They were helping inmates who have young children back home. The Florida Department of Corrections’s Region II sponsored a Sesame Street Workshop, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” during family visitation time … Continue reading

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