February 27, 2015

Education

Prison Reform: A Course Correction

With prisons full and a tight state budget, Florida business leaders are pushing reform as a matter of efficiency -- and public safety. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

Education Foundations' Success Lies in Business Involvement

Education foundations are meant to provide a way for a county’s business community to get involved in its public schools. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

UM Touts Research with Commercial Potential

Bart Chernow, recruited to UM as vice provost for technology advancement, founded UM Innovation, an umbrella entity that coordinates the activities of an office of technology transfer. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

It's Hot But Don't Blame Global Warming

Some Florida cities are getting hotter, but the evolution has more to do with bulldozers and pavement than global warming. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Wave of Hope for FAU's Ocean Turbines

Florida Atlantic's ocean energy research center envisions creating energy via underwater turbines but is having trouble getting a permit. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Icon: Margaret D. Lowman

Rainforest canopy researcher, professor of biology and environmental studies at New Collage, author, age 55 Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Wendy Libby Named Stetson President

Incoming President Wendy Libby, 57 » Top Pick: Selected from 75 applicants during a 1½-year search, Libby will oversee the DeLand campus, Stetson’s law school in Gulfport near St. Petersburg... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Lowry Park Zoo Moves On Despite Controversy

The zoo’s $4.5-million, 17,000-sq.-ft. Safari Lodge opened in December amid controversy surrounding Lex Salisbury. Lex Salisbury, the longtime leader of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, gets a lot of the credit... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Schools Doing More with Less

Every education district in Florida has had to face an extra challenge this school year. They each received an average of $310 less per student for 2008-2009 than in the previous year. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Beating Dyslexia in Duval

A third of Duval County 10th-graders cannot read at grade level, according to the latest FCAT scores. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Screenplays by the Book

Using their trademarked, web-based
multimedia program, along with computers and editing equipment, two UCF professors are enticing middle and high school students to read by helping them create Hollywood film-type “trailers” for digital bo Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

New Degrees Enhance Indian River College

Since January, 1,000 wannabe teachers, nurses and healthcare managers have enrolled in nine new baccalaureate degree programs. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

'Petroleomics'

An FSU professor's technology helps oil companies work more efficiently. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Research Funding Fall at UF

University of Florida research funding fell $21.5 million to $561.5 million this year. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

The Power of School Choice

The Florida Supreme Court may have removed two amendments relating to the use of vouchers in the public school system from the November ballot, but the issue of introducing more choice into the schools won’t go away, nor should it. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Orange Schools Save a Bundle by Rescheduling Day

Faced with $94 million in state budget cuts and higher operating costs for its bus system, the Orange County School District flipped classroom hours this fall for high schools and middle schools. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Education: Striving for Excellence

Florida’s educational system makes workforce readiness the top priority at every level. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2008

Evening Program at Flagler College Paying Off

Students in the school’s public administration program have generated nearly $1 million in grant money this year for St. Johns County. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Growing Mission for Sante Fe College, Others

Gainesville’s Santa Fe is among the latest state community colleges to drop “community” from its name. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

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