Monday, July 6, 2020
Szymanski, the sixth president of the University of North Florida, will be inaugurated on Friday and plans to make a major gift announcement.  
Cruz isn’t the only state senator looking to expand elected positions in the Cabinet.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who was president of Hunter College and the University of Miami and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, is backing the “Defending All Veterans in Education (DAVIE) Act” which, her office insisted, “closes the GI Bill loophole in federal law that allows for-profit colleges to take advantage of veterans and servicemembers.”
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., said that more than $41 million in federal stimulus funds will go to two schools in her district.
This week, Saint Leo University, a Catholic school based in Pasco County, announced it will offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree in emergency management which will start in January.
After writing school districts on the matter in May 2017, the five representatives teamed up this week to double down on their call to teach students “to be vigilant of the growing threat of trafficking in our community.”
State Board of Education Chairwoman Marva Johnson praised Stewart for her efforts. 
With Florida holding its annual tax-free “back to school” days in the first week of August, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) showed off some of the benefits this year.
While having a college degree has traditionally been a hallmark of success in America, a new online study from PayScale offers insights as graduates in the workforce weigh in on their biggest regrets after pursuing higher education.
Republicans have controlled the Legislature in Tallahassee and the Governor’s Mansion for two decades but the state Senate has often, especially in recent years, proven to be a challenge for conservatives on everything from budgetary matters to Second Amendment issues.