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Florida Named Best State for College Students

An organization devoted to eliminating student debt ranked Florida the best state for college students. In Bold.org's latest report, the Sunshine State had the best overall ranking for cost, graduation rate, and the number...

Kathy Castor: American Rescue Plan Helped Tampa Bay’s Colleges and Universities

With this week marking the one year anniversary of the “American Rescue Plan," a $1.9 trillion stimulus package backed by congressional Democrats and the Biden administration, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., insisted that it...

Ron DeSantis Announces $20 Million for Cybersecurity and IT Training Education Programs

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $20 million in funding to create and expand cybersecurity and IT training opportunities. DeSantis made the announcement at Cyber Florida, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of...

Richard Bishirjiian Challenges USF Board to Choose an Unconventional Academic to Be USF’s Next...

A scholar, who thought higher “education” was in such decline that he founded one of the first Internet Liberal Arts universities, is an advocate of limited government and entrepreneurship. Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian is...

Kathy Castor: 2.7 Million Floridians Signed Up for Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced that 2.7 million Floridians - a substantial increase over the 2.1 million Floridians last year - enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
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Kathy Castor: $180 Million Headed to Tampa Colleges, Universities Through American Rescue Plan

Castor showcased the funds which “will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely" with “at least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.”
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Florida’s Juvenile Justice System Looks Back at 2020 Accomplishments

Last week, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, looked back at its record in 2020 and insisted it continues to serve as a national model for juvenile justice systems. 

Rick Scott Donates Fourth Quarter Senate Salary to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

For more than 100 years, Mercy Home has worked to provide children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures, and give children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support and career guidance. 
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Florida Council of 100 Honors Two Retired Higher Ed Presidents

“The Outstanding Floridian Award is presented by the Council of 100 to Floridians who reflect true meritorious service that goes above and beyond the call of duty and results in extraordinary achievement. Award recipients have rendered consistent service and contributions to the state and not just for a single achievement. The award is given infrequently to reflect a truly meritorious level of service of those distinguished Floridians being recognized,” the council noted. 
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Kathy Castor Urges USF to Keep College of Education’s Undergraduate Program

USF's College of Education’s undergraduate program, which serves as the largest single provider of teachers to the Tampa Bay area, has benefited from over $34 million in federal grants throughout Castor’s time serving in Congress.
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Florida TaxWatch Looks at How COVID-19‘s Impact on College Football Hinders the Economy

FTW unveiled “College Football in the COVID-19 Era: the Economic Impact of a Restricted Season” on Thursday. The new study shows college football continues to be a major source of revenue for several universities across Florida--and the current restrictions will impact it.
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Charlie Crist Announces DOJ Grant for USF

Crist said the federal government will send the $478,553 grant to USF “to study and improve the effectiveness of violence prevention and mental health training programs in schools across the nation.”
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