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Adam Putnam urges more technical training for Florida's workforce

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Adam Putnam urges more technical training for Florida's workforce

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Adam Putnam urges more technical training for Florida's workforce

Is Florida going too far pushing STEM education? Is the state ignoring its current workforce needs while trying to educate students for future economies? Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam has been raising those possibilities. [Source: Florida Politics]

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On a mission to get more women into engineering programs

As a recent mechanical engineering graduate at the University of Florida, Erin Winick would like to see more women join her in the male-dominated profession. “I’ve always been passionate about science and getting young girls interested in science and engineering,” she says. Read the story here.

More school districts join lawsuit against education bill

More Florida school districts have joined the lawsuit against House Bill 7069, an education bill passed earlier this year. Both the Orange County School Board and the Polk School Board voted Tuesday to join a proposed lawsuit that will challenge the constitutionality of parts of a controversial education law the Florida Legislature passed this spring. More from the Orlando Sentinel, WJHG, and the Ledger.

Florida has one of the best community college systems

In a new study by WalletHub, Florida has the fourth best community college system in the U.S. The study comes at the start of the 2017-18 school year with several states, such as New York and Rhode Island, offering free community-college education. More from News Talk Florida and see the study from WalletHub.

Students explore issues in agriculture, natural resources at Florida Youth Institute

The Florida Youth Institute (FYI) is a week-long summer program sponsored by the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and The World Food Prize Foundation. [Source: ]


› Brevard Schools suing over botched EDR software deal
Following unsuccessful settlement talks, Brevard Public Schools is suing Harris School Solutions over a failed software deal that has already cost taxpayers $5.9 million, the district announced Monday.

› Two bills take aim at Florida school board operations
Two lawmakers have filed bills that could alter the way Florida's school boards operate in the future. One could potentially expand their powers. The other would likely decrease them.

› New plant-based culinary course comes to Florida
McFatter Technical School launches its first plant-based cooking course to prepare future chefs to work in the growing plant-based restaurant industry.

› Polk State, UCF sign agreement for student to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees online
Polk State College students working on associate degrees and looking ahead to earning bachelor’s degrees can start early planning for a cost-saving online degree through the University of Central Florida.

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