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Danielle Levien & David Finucane

Helping Teens In Foster Care Get Drivers Licenses

For thousands of youth in Florida’s foster care system, getting a driver’s license can be a challenge. Keys to Independence is trying to change that. For the last four and a half years, the state funded program has helped hundreds of older teens get driver’s licenses and learner permits. Danielle Levien and David Finucane explain how the program works.
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Jeremy Neilson (l) and Esteban Lopez. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Education Opportunities For Students With Learning Disabilities

Beacon College just graduated its largest class of graduates ever. The Leesburg based college was founded in 1989, with the aim of educating students with learning disabilities. Beacon’s director of corporate and academic outreach Esteban Lopez, and career development instructor Jeremy Neilson join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges facing those students.
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Tom Russell. Photo: Volusia County Schools

Volusia County School Board Votes To Fire Superintendent Tom Russell

The Volusia County School Board voted this week to fire superintendent Tom Russell.  The board was concerned about Russell’s communication- specifically about a Department of Justice investigation into the school district. Daytona Beach News Journal reporter Cassidy Alexander explains what led to Russell’s ouster and what’s next for the school district.
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