October 22, 2016


Florida TaxWatch announces top principals in high-risk schools

Principals are critical leaders in the education system. They are effective managers, role models and are the face of the school to the taxpayers. For these reasons and many more, Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute, is proud to have established the Principal Leadership Awards program in 2014 to identify Florida's most effective principals in K-12 public schools. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2016

Gulf Coast State College's Unmanned Vehicle Systems program earns accreditation

Gulf Coast State College has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer an Associate in Science in Unmanned Vehicle Systems, the first to receive that designation in the Florida College System/FCS. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2016

Game-changer for student businesses

Two student-run companies have acquired high-traffic retail space in the Reitz Student Union for a full academic year. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2016

Making Waves

Conservation and management are focal points for research at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2016

Living on the Edge: The Balance Between Economy and Environment

Florida is a coastal state — the environment matters. Floridians need jobs — the economy matters. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2016

FDOT announces partnership with Florida Polytechnic University to develop SunTrax test facility

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Jim Boxold announced a long-term partnership between FDOT and Florida Polytechnic University to construct the new, state-of-the-art transportation technology testing facility, SunTrax. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2016

Jim Moran Institute launches operations in Jacksonville, establishing its programs on the First Coast

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship is launching operations in Jacksonville, Fla., to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurs through world-class education, and help them overcome the increasingly complex challenges of owning and operating a small business. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

FAMU Board of Trustees names Larry Robinson Interim President

The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees today named distinguished professor and researcher Larry Robinson, Ph.D., interim president. Read more »
Published on 9/20/2016

Immigration reform key to education, workforce

It is trite but worth saying that education is key to our country's future and we must continue to equip the next generation with the knowledge and power to make our country even better than the generation before. Read more »
Published on 9/8/2016

ITT Educational Services, Inc. to cease operations at all ITT Technical Institutes following federal actions

"It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service." Read more »
Published on 9/7/2016

Florida's life sciences industry is on the map

Created almost from scratch since 2003, Florida's life sciences industry is progressing — despite some high-profile failures. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Gainesville has become a tech hub for engineering entrepreneurs

It's now cool to be an engineer. Better yet, an engineer in Gainesville that starts a cool company. Read more »
Published on 8/14/2016

Course correction: USF's medical simulation center switches strategies

USF's medical simulation center switches strategies. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Florida Polytechnic University names Dr. Terry Parker as Provost

New appointment adds to academic and engineering leadership ranks Read more »
Published on 7/25/2016

UM study: Shoppers trust product packaging more than advertising

A marketing claim placed on a product package is more believable to shoppers than one made in an advertisement, says new research by the University of Miami School of Business Administration. Read more »
Published on 7/21/2016

Florida State receives $10 million for nuclear research center

Florida State University will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a new Energy Frontier Research Center that will focus on accelerating scientific efforts needed to support nuclear waste cleanup. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2016

Florida schools improved their school grade during the 2015-2016 school year

Number of “F” schools cut in half since last year Read more »
Published on 7/8/2016

USF graduation and retention rates garner national recognition

The University of South Florida ranks as the nation's top performer in “Overall Student Success” among public research and doctoral universities in the 2016 Eduventures Student Success Ratings. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2016

UF's law school dean Laura Rosenbury

Last summer, Laura Rosenbury began a five-year contract at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, becoming the first female permanent dean in the school's history. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

The numbers are in: UF is good for Florida

Private companies licensing technology from the University of Florida infused nearly $2.3 billion into the state of Florida economy last year and accounted for the employment of more than 10,600 people, according to a newly released study of UF's statewide economic impact. Read more »
Published on 6/23/2016

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