Friday, November 15, 2019
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis called for reforming the bonus program for teachers and principals across the Sunshine State.
Bilirakis, who was the vice-chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber and is still on it, introduced the proposal back in July to help students on the GI Bill who are impacted when colleges and universities close unexpectedly. In recent years, several high profile proprietary schools, including ITT Tech, shut their doors with little warning.
On Tuesday, CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Education announced a new apprenticeship program in information technology at Tallahassee-based Inspired Technologies.
The James Madison Institute (JMI) released its “20 for ‘20” proposals on Tuesday to “protect Florida prosperity in 2020.” JMI’s proposals include reforming occupational licensing, sentencing reform, education funding and healthcare.
“I’ve always been impressed with it from afar because of the incredible linkage they make between theory and practice,” Roellke said about Stetson. “Students not only get a great foundation of liberal learning, they get a chance to apply what it is they are learning in real-world settings.”
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wisc., proposal to create a Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. Johnson, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland...
Starting in September 2020, several public and private schools across Florida will begin to randomly drug test students, primarily focusing on high schoolers.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., helped amend a domestic spending appropriations bill to fund the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Holocaust education programs.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.. paired up on the “ELEVATE ACT,” a bill “to ensure that states like Florida and Connecticut receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students. 
This week, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term and underlying (SPUR) ratings on the Florida Board of Governor’s (BOG) university system improvement revenue bonds issued for the Florida State University System from “AA" to “AA+.”