Florida Supreme Court declines to take up education fight
The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to wade into a legal battle about a controversial new education law, sending the case to a lower court for consideration. Nine school boards last month filed a case directly in the Supreme Court seeking to block the wide-ranging law, commonly known as HB 7069, which was passed this spring by the Legislature. More from WJCT and the Tampa Bay Times.
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Enrollment in Florida’s 28 state colleges is expected to remain relatively flat this year, although several schools are reporting effects from Hurricane Irma. State analysts on Tuesday projected an enrollment of the equivalent of 320,691 full-time students in the 2017-18 academic year. [Source: Gainesville Sun]
Florida universities don’t always have the resources to help students with mental illnesses. Addressing mental health issues is a serious problem faced by institutions. They are expected to play a central role in identifying symptoms and helping individuals succeed. Full story from WFSU, here.
School of thought: Codina Partners takes a novel approach to its charter school
When Codina Partners planned its $1-billion-plus Downtown Doral community, it envisioned a topnotch school as a centerpiece to draw residents and businesses. To create the Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, the company forged a novel arrangement with the Miami-Dade school district. The arrangement included donated land, setting up a non-profit and then hiring the school district as the education services provider and manager. Find out how the charter school is doing.
“You get what you pay for” is the old adage, but there are bargains, even when it comes to getting a law school education. And while more than $25,000 a year in tuition and fees still might seem like a lot of money to most people, it’s a relative steal. [Source: Daily Business Review]
› Public invited to weigh on UCF president search [Orlando Sentinel]
The public is invited to weigh in about the qualities they’d like to see in the University of Central Florida’s next president. Students, employees and others can discuss the search for the university’s next president during a series of forums scheduled for next month.
› Florida Department of Education posts proposed Schools of Hope rules [Tampa Bay Times]
Aiming to jump start the a controversial new charter school system for the fall, the Florida Department of Education has unveiled proposed rules for potential Schools of Hope operators to follow.
› NW Florida students sought to help shape Florida's future [Pensacola News Journal]
Northwest Florida college students are invited to join their peers from around the state in drafting policies that could help shape Florida's future. The University of Florida Bob Graham Center for Public Service is soliciting applications for the 2018 Future of Florida Summit.
› Interest building for Pasco County’s new technical high school [Tampa Bay Times]
District officials long have talked about creating such a school to meet the needs of students who aren’t necessarily interested in a four-year university degree, although they could benefit from such a model as well.