Marco Rubio’s College Savings Account Proposal Signed into Law

Trump signed Rubio’s “American Dream Accounts Act" from Rubio and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Rubio’s and Coons’ proposal was included in the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.”
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Al Lawson Gets Bill Helping Small Businesses in National Defense Reauthorization Act

The bill cleared the U.S. House Small Business Committee back in June 2017 and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, the ranking Democrat on the committee, went to bat for Lawson on Monday. 

Florida A&M University Adds to Leadership Team

In addition to filling those posts, Robinson announced FAMU is searching for a permanent provost and vice president for academic affairs. 
Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

University of Tampa Launching Doctoral in Nursing Practice Program

Looking to recruit advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) based in the Sunshine State, the new program will be mostly online with three campus visits. The program will take six semesters to complete 30 credit hours. 

John Rutherford Honored for His Work Against School Violence

Rutherford’s proposal would reauthorize the 2001 Secure Our Schools program and send $50 million to schools around the nation for school safety. 

Daytona State College Making Strides Towards Top FCS Status

Where FCS schools place in the rankings help determines it final budget as incentives are in play. 
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Bill Nelson, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Want Cancer Patients to Be Able to Defer Student Loan...

The bill has been before the U.S. House  Education and the Workforce Committee for more than a year now but Ros-Lehtinen has rounded up more than 65 cosponsors.

FAMU President Larry Robinson Names to National STEM Advisory Panel

The new national advisory panel was created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education.

Florida Coalition of School Board Members Accuses Some School Districts of Grade Inflation

The FCSBM focused on Duval County in one of the reports it released on Tuesday. 

Marco Rubio Warns About Chinese Spying Through Technology for Colleges and Universities

Rubio paired up with U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., to send a letter to U.S. Education Sec. Betty DeVos about  Chinese state-directed Huawei Technologies partnering up with higher ed institutions which, they insisted, could be a security problem. 

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up to Help Student Loan Borrowers

Their legislation would ensure states can’t suspend, revoke or deny professional, teaching and drivers’ licenses if people are behind or have defaulted on their student loans. 
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Lake County Schools to Arm Some Staff

According to the district, 30 administrators responded in informal polling and said they would be interested in carrying firearms to protect their school.
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