Posts by Bianca Fortis
Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi has chosen a former co-worker at the Hillsborough state attorney’s office to be Florida’s next statewide prosecutor.
The Sun Sentinel reports that an appeals court has thrown out drug trafficking charges against two Broward County men who obtained excessive amounts of pain pills by visiting multiple doctors.
National investigative group ProPublica reports that faculty at several medical schools across the United States were paid by pharmaceutical companies to give promotional talks — often in violation of the schools’ policies.
The Miami Heralds reports that some Florida public high schools have been able to improve their state-sanctioned grades by outsmarting the system.
Florida public schools will face their largest enrollment spike in six years, reports the Orlando Sentinel. An additional 16,946 students are expected to enroll next fall. This marks the third consecutive year of rising enrollment counts.
The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand and a $5,000 fine for Yvonne Colodny, a Miami judge who admitted to election law and financial disclosure violations, reports the Associated Press.
Thirty-five of Florida’s 67 school districts — more than half — failed to meet class size requirements, state education officials annouced Wednesday.
Education Commissioner Eric Smith notified 35 districts and three laboratory schools that they violated the class size limits.…