U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced this week that the schools will receive federal funds through the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act." The entire package sends $31 billion to schools across the country with almost $14 billion of that going to higher education institutions.
Castor said the funds come from the $2.2 trillion stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed on at the end of last month and will go to the University of South Florida (USF), University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College.
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that more than 32,600 laptops computers will be distributed to 34 school districts--mostly smaller and rural--across the state.
“Our nation is facing an unprecedented crisis. We, as Americans, have to come together to innovatively adapt and solve problems, and that’s exactly what USF Health is doing,” Scott said on Monday.
With more Floridians working from home due to the coronavirus crisis, state Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning on Monday about Zoombombing.
With students across Florida taking classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic and April being Financial Literacy Month, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased online financial literacy classes.
he University of Central Florida (UCF) released a study on Monday which shows more employees are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic and it could negatively impact job performance.
The University of West Florida (UWF) is having one of its direct support organizations make face shields through its Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory in Pensacola. They expect to start distributing them on Tuesday.
With the federal government issuing new social distancing guidelines earlier this week, Florida announced that public and private K-12 school campuses will remain closed throughout April.
“follow New York’s lead and ease current restrictions on foreign graduates of medical schools already in Florida to aid in the state’s emergency response.”