Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Florida bettered the national average (24.4 percent) by nearly 10 percentage points, bypassed Massachusetts (34.0 percent) and is second only to Connecticut (34.5 percent). Additionally, Florida has eliminated the AP participation and performance gap for Hispanic students.
Earlier this month, Rubio criticized the Biden administration’s quiet withdrawal of a federal rule that would have required American higher education institutions to disclose their partnerships with the Chinese government-run Confucius Institute.
The EAGLES Act was named after the mascot of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where a school shooting took place in 2018 leaving 17 people dead.
Baxley’s bill “revamps postsecondary financial aid programs to maximize value for the student and for Florida taxpayers through a focus on targeted programs that directly lead to employment.”
The program will be administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Students from more than 20 schools, including Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach and Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, will be eligible for the program.
The U.S. Department of Education made these funds available to Florida on January 6 but they have not yet been allocated to benefit students and schools.
The Orlando Magic were part of one of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) biggest stories last year when their playoff game was canceled thanks to Milwaukee Bucks protesting over the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Through the grant, $10 million is awarded to the following school districts, colleges, state universities, and private training entities to start or expand registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs throughout the state.
The Jacksonville University and Baptist Health 12 Month Second Degree BSN Program offers qualified individuals an accelerated path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in just 12 months with the opportunity to earn a work-promise agreement from Baptist Health upon graduation and licensure.
At the end of last week, state Rep. Adrian Zika, R-Land O’Lakes, introduced the “Portraits in Patriotism Act" with the backing of state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor.