Category Archives: Education

Florida Poly and USF Developing a New Normal?

I have to say I was impressed reading the brief but informative story by Mary Toothman in The Ledger today recapping a recent meeting between Florida Poly, USF, UF, and Board of Governors officials. The gist of the article, which … Continue reading

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Polk County High School Coaches Had Rough 2011-2012

There are quite a few things I miss since I left The Ledger about a 18 months ago. I miss the people that I worked with in the newsroom and the people that I had the privilege to cover and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Polk Storylines for 2012

I’m looking forward to 2012 as much as I have any year in my lifetime. A lot of that has to do with some exciting things going on in my own life, but I’m also eagerly watching things happening around … Continue reading

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A Better Perspective on the Jenkins Situation

I’ve been wracking my brain the past week or so about how I could have better expressed my thoughts about what is happening with Matt Thompson, the Jenkins football program, and the school itself. I named this blog Polk Perspectives … Continue reading

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School Board’s Social Media Discussion Timely, Relevant

The Polk County School Board discussed an interesting topic on Wednesday during a special work session. Board members and district officials spent some time talking about comments by students on Facebook, specifically derogatory comments about teachers and administrators. At issue … Continue reading

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Some Polk County School Board Members Still Getting It Wrong

Kudos to the four School Board officials who voted Tuesday night to start over the process of naming a new Mulberry elementary school after former Superintendent Gail McKinzie. The story has played out quite a bit, and I already gave … Continue reading

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For Hazel Sellers, Hindsight Is 20/20

The Mulberry community finally had its say Tuesday night about what a new elementary school in the city should be named. The Polk County School Board voted months ago to name the new school after outgoing Superintendent Gail McKinzie, who … Continue reading

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