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February 24, 2017

Education

Florida Lottery reaches $1 billlion in education contributions -- with four months left in fiscal year

The Florida Lottery announced another record - $1 billion in contributions to education for the 15th consecutive year. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2017

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 2/23/2017

SeaWorld Orlando Environmental Scholarship Program

SeaWorld Orlando is pleased to announce the 2017 Environmental Scholarship Award for students who share our passion for protecting and preserving the world we share. Read more »
Published on 2/22/2017

Dr. P. Barry Butler named new president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the world's leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research. Read more »
Published on 2/17/2017

FIU Law Dean Acosta nominated for U.S. labor secretary post

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated FIU law dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

University of Florida Celebrating a Century of Citrus Research

Nearly a century ago, a group of Polk County citrus growers raised about $14,000 to buy land for a research station. Now, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center. Read more »
Published on 2/3/2017

Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists. Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

FIU Provost on President Trump's executive order on immigration

On Monday, Jan. 30, Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton delivered this message to the FIU community: Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

FSU President Thrasher: Statement on Executive Order

From Florida State University President John Thrasher Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

UF President Kent Fuchs Statement on Immigration Executive Order

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: In light of the administration's executive order suspending the entry of individuals from certain countries into the United States for 90 days, we at the University of Florida affirm our support for our international students, faculty and staff. Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

Gov. Scott: We will fight to make higher education more affordable

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott announced his “Finish in Four, Save More” legislative and budget proposals to encourage colleges and universities to continue to make higher education more affordable for students and also help students graduate in four years. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide ranked 1st for online education by U.S. News

In recognition of its high-quality education focused on student engagement and world-class faculty, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide has been ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list for best online bachelor's degrees in the nation. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2017

FSU researchers win grants to propel research into business ideas

Researchers Yaacov Petscher, Scott Stagg, Joseph Schlenoff and Biwu Ma will receive a combined total of more than $150,000 to work on projects such as creating an application that helps teachers properly group students for instruction and manufacturing a cheaper LED lightbulb. Read more »
Published on 12/20/2016

Florida continues to close the achievement gap as graduation rates jump to 13-year high

Statewide rate increased by 2.8 percentage points since last year Read more »
Published on 12/20/2016

Florida Tech ranked among best in U.S. for graduate employability

Prestigious Times Higher Education releases new survey on hiring grads Read more »
Published on 12/13/2016

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins is Florida Superintendent of the Year

Announcement made by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents Read more »
Published on 12/1/2016

Florida Department of Education releases new online tool to empower and inform Florida families

The Florida Department of Education launched a new website that will help Florida families make critical education decisions by enabling them to access school and district-level data and will better inform families about the state's college and career ready standards and the quality of learning taking place in their students' classrooms. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2016

What will Florida education look like under a Trump presidency?

What will Florida education look like under a Trump presidency? Key observers suggest that the future of education policy, both nationally and in Florida, is in a wait-and-see mode. Even... Read more »
Published on 11/29/2016

Parting thoughts from UWF's Judith Bense

Judith Bense is retiring at the end of this month after more than eight years as president of the University of West Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

UF No. 1 among public universities for graduate employability

U.S. employers say the University of Florida is the best public university in the country for finding new hires, according to the latest Times Higher Education rankings of the top universities in the nation for graduate employability. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2016

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