Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Back in the summer of 2017, Rubio, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on global women’s issues, paired up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, to bring out the bill.
Rubio paired up with Senate Democrats Ed Marley of Massachusetts and Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday to showcase the “Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act” which would make the State Department “report on religious intolerance in education materials and curriculums distributed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
On Monday, EFI announced it was launching a Rural Marketing and Education Grant Program “aimed at increasing economic development activity in Florida’s rural communities and regions” with funds providing  “assistance for educational, technical and marketing-related goals.”
Most of those funds--$2,574,300-- will be going to the University of Florida’s STRIDE Center – of which Florida International University (FIU) is a consortium member.
Where FCS schools place in the rankings help determines it final budget as incentives are in play. 
In the report, Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com and a Forbes.com columnist, notes that Florida placed fourth in the nation and received $5.6 billion in student loans.
Strum starts his new task on January 8 as DeSantis gets ready to take over from Scott who faces term limits.  
Quinnipiac University released a poll on Wednesday looking at issues across the state. 
An investigation led to the firing of four administrators and the resignation of UCF Board of Trustees Chairman Marcos Marchena. Now Whittaker could be gone as well.
“The North Florida Community College project provides the opportunity for middle school students in high poverty rural areas to pursue their interest in STEM,” the congressman’s office noted.