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February 22, 2018

Education

Plans For School Voucher Expansion In Florida Sparks Fiery Debate

Advocates say school vouchers give disadvantaged kids access to better schools. But opponents say vouchers drain money and resources from traditional public schools. Read more »
Published on 2/22/2018

College Board: More Students Than Ever Are Participating And Succeeding In Advanced Placement

Florida ranks 4th in nation for Advanced Placement success Read more »
Published on 2/22/2018

Gov. Scott: We Must Have a Real Conversation About Keeping Students Safe

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will be organizing meetings with state and local leaders in Tallahassee next week to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety improvements and keeping guns away from individuals struggling with mental illness. Governor Scott remains in Broward County and has continued to be briefed by law enforcement, emergency management, and local school officials. Additional details on next week's meetings will be announced in the coming days. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Lawmakers Debate University Performance Funding

An education bill is sparking debate about how universities receive performance funding and lawmakers are facing an important decision about the future of the program. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

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 2/7/2018

NSU Surpasses $250 Million Fundraising Goal with Two Significant Philanthropic Gifts

New Donations Support Colleges of Allopathic Medicine and Nursing; Help Position NSU as THE South Florida Destination for Health Care Education Read more »
Published on 1/27/2018

WalletHub study: How educated is Florida?

With enrollment in higher education increasing by over 5 million since the year 2000 and with new research showing the positive effects of higher education on earnings over a lifetime, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's Most & Least Educated States in America. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2018

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

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