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January 23, 2018

Education

Regional Education Trends

More news about education in Florida for the regions of South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beaches), West Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, Fort Myers), Central Florida (Orlando, Treasure Coast, Gainesville and Brevard County), and North Florda (Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola), Read more »
Published on 1/18/2018

Florida's Graduation Rate Reaches 14-Year High

Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's high school graduation rate has reached a 14-year high according to data released today by the Florida Department of Education. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2018

Tiny treadmills help test sea turtle hatchlings stamina

To determine how well the sea turtle hatchlings could perform after their walk on the treadmill, the hatchlings swam in a small tank using a specially designed swimsuit. Researchers measured oxygen consumption and lactate accumulation as well as their breathing rates and stroke rates — that is how fast they were paddling their flippers. (Photo credit: Jay Paredes) Read more »
Published on 1/3/2018

Florida Universities Address Growing Mental Health Concerns

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. WFSU spoke to a student who feels her university offered support during a difficult time. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2017

Karen Holbrook Named New USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor

University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft today named Dr. Karen Holbrook as the new regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM). Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

Gulf coast universities team up to address hurricane resilience

New multi-state institute focuses on reducing damage from severe storms Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

Getting schooled on Florida's education bill - HB 7069

The Florida legislature passed HB 7069 last session and Governor Rick Scott signed it into law this summer. In reaction to the bill, school boards across the state joined a lawsuit to block it. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

2018's Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America

With application season in full gear and college living costs reaching $24,980 per student for nine to 12 months, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Best & Worst College Towns & Cities in America as a follow-up on its College & University Rankings. Read more »
Published on 12/13/2017

Gov. Scott: We Have Money In The Budget For Education Increase

Gov. Rick Scott stopped at a Tampa elementary school Monday morning, touting what he called a record budget for education. Scott may not get what he wants from lawmakers, but he vowed to push forward, anyway. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2017

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 top-notch school as a centerpiece to draw residents and businesses. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

USF, Florida welcome new research vessel

When Bill Hogarth was told the Florida Institute of Oceanography's new research vessel was going to be named after him, he had a pretty reasonable - and funny - reaction. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2017

UF is celebrating 100 years of citrus research and education

Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and limes. Most people think of these as signature plants of Florida, but scientists have traced their origins back millions of years and across continental land masses, said Fred Gmitter, a professor of horticultural sciences with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2017

FSU announces indefinite suspension of Greek activities

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today he is imposing an indefinite interim suspension on all fraternities and sororities at FSU effective immediately. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2017

Reality, Risk & Rising Seas

From tourism to transport, the economy of Florida is anchored in its coastal communities. The shifting line between water and beach has a major impact on local governments' ability to manage costs, infrastructure and liability. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

WalletHub: Top 10 Florida colleges and universities

With years of state budget cuts to higher education adversely affecting the cost and quality of schools and research showing that public institutions can outperform private colleges in terms of graduates' career outcomes, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2018's Best College & University Rankings, along with separate rankings for colleges and universities. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2017

Report: Poor Hispanic, Black Children In Florida Face Bigger Hurdles

Hispanic and African American children who live in poverty are falling behind, according to an annual report on child well being. Read more »
Published on 10/24/2017

The Right Time

UCF President John C. Hitt announces his retirement Read more »
Published on 10/24/2017

UF College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Lab wins statewide building group award

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine's Clinical Skills Laboratory building addition received the top overall state award in the education category of the Florida Chapter of the Design-Build Institute's annual awards competition. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2017

UF announces largest fundraising campaign in university history

Go Greater positions UF to be a leader in addressing 21st century challenges Read more »
Published on 10/16/2017

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