Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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.
This week, the state government continued its efforts against child trafficking as Florida’s Board of Education unanimously backed a new rule to have K-12 students instructed in child trafficking prevention.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state government are looking to ensure Florida’s workforce will be well-positioned in the years to come.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the first of his series of proposals to help rein in the costs of higher education. 
From her perch on the Hispanic Caucus Education and Labor Task Force, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., is backing two proposals to change how defaulted student loans are considered in credit reports.
So far this year, more and more Republican-run counties across the Sunshine State are supporting raising property and sales taxes to fund local schools.
Last week, freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., paired up with a leading Democrat to introduced a proposal to help boost STEM education at minority-serving institutions (MSIs).
“The one-of-a-kind research will analyze the motives and barriers to ethical behavior in an academic setting, and the resulting ethical attitudes and actions exhibited by students. It also examines the extent to which these ethical attitudes continue once students enter the engineering workforce,” the university noted. 
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and CareerSource Florida honored Workforce Development Month.