Sunday, June 13, 2021
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.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations met for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
Veterans groups and education leaders are going all out to help a South Florida congresswoman’s proposal to close a loophole proprietary colleges use when it comes to federal funds, including GI benefits.
The Florida Council of 100 released “Horizons 2040 Project: Grades PreK- 12” which looks at the education challenges and opportunities the state will face over the next two decades.
The FTC scammers have made out with at least $20 million of fraud from Americans wanting relief from their student loan debt. 
“The First Lady and I appreciate the support we have received over the past year. Every day, I wake up grateful for the opportunity to go to work on behalf of Floridians. While we can reflect and be proud of these accomplishments, there is always more that can be done."
On Friday, two members of the Florida delegation--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla.--introduced a resolution to welcome the statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the U.S. Capitol. The statue will be the first statue of a Black American to represent a state in Statuary Hall.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., proposal to stop universities with endowments larger than $10 billion from getting federal stimulus funds during the coronavirus pandemic “unless they first spend some of their own money on coronavirus-related financial assistance for students with the greatest need.”
Earlier this month, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten insisted “we know remote learning hasn’t worked.”
Many Duval County residents fail to realize that $108 million of their property taxes is currently designated for the sole purpose of the repair and maintenance of schools. Where has this money gone over the last five to ten years?