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Power "number one problem" for Florida schools trying to re-open

Broken windows. Leaking roofs. Flooded classrooms. Downed trees. No electricity. That's some of what Florida school districts officials were seeing as many finally made their way onto school grounds Tuesday for their first close look at the damage from Hurricane Irma. More from Education Week, the Miami Herald, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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» Hurricane Irma: Public schools, colleges remain shut down

Florida universities get boost in annual rankings

In what state university leaders say is another sign of improving quality, Florida’s top public universities rose to new heights in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings. More from the Orlando Sentinel and WCTV.

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» UF cracks list of top 10 public universities, a victory years in the making

Irma delays financial aid selection for Florida’s struggling schools

Some of Florida’s lowest-performing traditional public schools will have to wait a bit longer to find out if they’ll be among the 25 schools that will get financial help through a new state program called “Schools of Hope.” [Source: Times/Herald]

More money proposed for public schools, colleges

The Florida Board of Education approved a 2018-2019 budget request Wednesday that includes a $200 per-student boost in the K-12 system, increased funding for the 28 state colleges and construction money for public schools, colleges and universities. [Source: Florida Politics]

Hurricane Irma may have wiped out college football in Florida this weekend

Florida schools were forced to cancel their Saturday home games as the storm prepared to make landfall over the weekend, and for many there remains little clarity as to when they will be able to kick off at home again. [Source: ]

ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:

› How Pensacola almost became home to Florida State University
In the first half of the 19th century, Pensacola was the largest city in Florida. The town was the capital of West Florida and was considered the “Wild West” of the Southeast.

› USF surpasses academic benchmarks
The University of South Florida in Tampa has reached the required number of benchmarks to earn the designation as one of Florida’s “preeminent” research universities.

› White nationalist requests new date to speak at UF
White nationalist Richard Spencer asked the University of Florida to speak on campus on October 19. The university, which previously turned down Spencer’s Sept 12 request over safety concerns, said it supports the constitutional right to free speech, even speech it “deplores.”

› Florida A&M repeats as top-ranked public HBCU
Florida A&M University maintained its status as the top-ranked public historically black college or university with Tuesday’s release of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 study.

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