Friday, May 29, 2020
"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
With K-12 schools closing across the country, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is based in Volusia County, announced on Tuesday that it is ramping free online course offerings on topics ranging from aeronautics and meteorology, to computer applications, history and more.
The recent spate of stay-at-home orders have impacted education with schools seeing a dramatic shift to online learning, a reality that may carry well into the next fall school year. This means children are far less likely to be seen directly by teachers, other parents and coaches who may be able to spot signs of abuse and report it.
Hendry County has the highest unemployment rate in Florida but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hopes to ensure public schools there can offer skills for the workplace. 
On Thursday, incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis and incoming Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez announced the names of more than 40 advisors who will serve on the committee.
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Thursday “outlining a path for Florida to improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future. 
As a former high ranking administrator in higher education, freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has a lot to say about the bribery scandal that rocked elite schools this week--but the GOP offered a reminder that she oversaw some corruption during her time at the University of Miami.
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.”
This week, the Florida Department of Education launched a request for proposals (RFP) for the first phase of  $10 million in grants to establish new or expand existing apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
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...