More than half of district schools enroll similar students.We heard from parents, such as “Randy” in Pasco County, who called in to a special one-hour live radio show last Thursday.

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"Transforming Talent to Meet World Needs" was the message Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H.

Ammons delivered during his state of the university address to administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees.“The educational process is crucial to our nation’s success in a global knowledge-based economy,” said Ammons.

Humphries appointed him to the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on October 1, 1995.

At Florida A&M University, he developed more than 22 bachelor's, master's and Ph. degree programs; and worked to reestablish the FAMU School of Law.

Our recent story on the difficulties students with severe disabilities have found trying to enroll in charter schools has drawn plenty of reaction from parents in similar situations.

Just 14 percent of Florida charter schools enroll students with profound disabilities.

From the Ammons and his wife, Judith, were expected to be given a send-off by Bethel AME Church’s Pastor Julius Mc Allister and church members during its a.m.

Sunday service, which Ammons and his wife usually attend. Ammons, who was scheduled to start at DSU later this month, resigned as FAMU president in July 2012, eight months after the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in Orlando following the annual Florida Classic.

NCCU became the fastest growing institution in the University of North Carolina System at that time.