Saturday, March 28, 2020
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”
With K-12 schools closing across the country, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is based in Volusia County, announced on Tuesday that it is ramping free online course offerings on topics ranging from aeronautics and meteorology, to computer applications, history and more.
Beginning on Wednesday, Florida students will have access to free, live Advanced Placement (AP) review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos requesting additional information on resources available for schools to help students stay safe and continue their education as the nation continues to be impacted by coronavirus.
Leaders from the Sunshine State cheered the quick action of President Donald Trump and Congress freeing up GI Bill benefits for veterans whose education was interrupted by the coronavirus crisis.
On Tuesday, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran used executive authority to ensure schools throughout the state are closed through April 15 due to the coronavirus threat even as standardized tests were called off and online learning continues.
From a Northeast Florida church that has collected more than 15,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food to help out students who won’t be getting school lunches due to the threat of the coronavirus to a not-so-smart Tweet by Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins who is making a run to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, here's a look at those that made "the list."
Florida’s two U.S. senators are backing U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s, R-Tenn., "Transparency for Confucius Institutes Act” which would “require program participation agreements between Confucius Institutes, and American institutions that house them, to address the ways China exerts undue influence.”
In “An Independent Assessment of the Impact of Broward College," FTW focused on the “comparative benefits to students who attend Broward College, how Broward College compares to other institutions of higher learning in the tri-county South Florida region, and Broward College’s economic impact and return on investment to its students and the community.”
On Friday, two members of the Florida delegation--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla.--introduced a resolution to welcome the statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the U.S. Capitol. The statue will be the first statue of a Black American to represent a state in Statuary Hall.