Maria Morales died while waiting for help to arrive last week in Hialeah. The help was delayed because an ambulance wouldn’t start, and Hialeah firefighters say equipment upkeep is a problem in their city.
Of Florida’s 2,280 public elementary and middle schools, only 17 scored an “F” on the FCAT. Of the state’s 270 Charter elementary and middle schools, 15 flunked.
New numbers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation showed 2010 was the worst year for bank failures in the United States since 1992 during the height of the savings-and-loan crisis.