Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

John Hopkins Middle School

Black students sue Pinellas County school district over killing ‘successful’ reading program

in Local Courts/Top Headlines by

Parents of two Pinellas County students are suing the school district over the cancellation of a “highly effective” reading program for African-American students. They claim it was due to personal animosity toward the program’s founder, who happens to be the attorney representing the plaintiffs. Jadrius Boykin and Malik Williams are African-American students attending schools in Pinellas County’s “Area 3” district. A story published May 15, 2016, suggests Boykin is a student at Melrose Elementary. The boys’ mothers — Tracie Boykin…

Keep Reading

Go to Top