Tuesday, October 22, 2019
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced Florida’s latest school choice program has met its first-year enrollment cap. DeSantis and Corcoran noted 18,000 students across the Sunshine State are now covered under the Family Empowerment Scholarship. “The...
The Florida Lottery chose Scientific Games Corporation as its primary instant games provider through 2027, continuing their work on scratch off tickets which has been going on for more than 30 years. Working with Scientific Games, the Florida Lottery has...
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded the University of North Florida $1.6 million to improve its teacher training. UNF announced its College of Education and Human Services was awarded a $1.6 million Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant from...
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased efforts in Florida to make public transportation more environmentally friendly. Florida received more than $166 million to improve air quality as part of the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan funded by the national Volkswagen Settlement. The...
With the Legislature already holding committee weeks and the regular session starting early next year, two South Florida Democrats are pushing for more gun control measures. On Monday, state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, showcased...
Last week, the University of West Florida (UWF) reeled in a $14.5 million grant to help expand training for manufacturing and cybersecurity in the Panhandle. On Friday, Triumph Gulf Coast, the organization overseeing funds to help Florida recover from the...
The University of North Florida (UNF) is showcasing recent data from the U.S. Department of Education showing it has one of the lowest student default rates in the country. UNF noted on Monday that it “ranks among the Top 25...
At an event in Middleburg on Monday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed raising the minimum salary for teachers across the state. With the Legislature already holding committee meetings and the regular session scheduled for early next year, DeSantis is proposing...
Shalala's bill would ensure accreditors “respond to complaints, monitor and assess an institution’s records of student complaints, and submit such complaints to the Secretary and state agency as appropriate” and makes them “review teach-out plans and agreements when they see signs of a potential school closure.”
Florida’s two U.S. senators reached out to the chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), wondering why federal funds were used to support exhibits shown at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art and Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art which included portraits of Communist revolutionary Ché Guevara.