Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old girl from Massachusetts committed suicide because of being mistreatd by bullies at her school. Tragedies like this bring new attention to the problem of bullying amongst kids. Local schools are becoming more proactive in solving this problem. WUFT’s Junior Skepple spoke to one of the guidance counselors at Westwood Middle School, Jennifer Macewan about the problem of bullying and what school officials are doing to prevent the problem at Westwood.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/3bullyq.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.