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Darryl Owens Perspectives

Darryl Owens: More Should Be Done For Survivors Of FL’s Closed Dozier School


Members of the Florida cabinet have apologized to former students of a reform school for boys where abuse allegations first surfaced more than 100 years ago…and dozens of unidentified bodies were recently discovered. Lawmakers are also moving a pair of bills related to the closed school, but former Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens says more needs to be done.
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Darryl Owens Perspectives

Darryl Owens: Juveniles Too Often Treated As Adults In FL Justice System


Some juvenile justice experts say a legal procedure called “direct file” makes Florida the toughest state to be a kid in the juvenile justice system…too tough. They’re coming together to try to change the process. Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens explains what “direct file” means and why he thinks it’s getting so much attention.
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Darryl Owens Perspectives

Darryl Owens: New Community School Could Help Unite Parramore


Part of the major redevelopment project underway in Orlando’s historic Parramore neighborhood is a new pre-K through 8th grade school. It’s a $41 million facility in the heart of the neighborhood that’s expected to open in 2017. Orlando Sentinel editorial writer and columnist Darryl Owens a new school in the area will help bring the community together. Orlando Sentinel editorial writer and columnist Darryl Owens a new school in the area will help bring the community together.
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Darryl Owens Perspectives

Darryl Owens: Orange Co. Schools Should Wake Up To Benefits Of Later Start Times


New research says high school classes should start later than Orange County’s 7:15am to help combat dangerous sleep deprivation in teens. So Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette has proposed delaying high school start times by 45 minutes or so. The idea doesn’t seem popular with other board members, but Darryl Owens says it’s time to wake up to the benefits of Sublette’s proposal.
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