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August 14, 2018
Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune to replace confederate general in U.S. Capitol


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Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune to replace confederate general in U.S. Capitol

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Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune to replace confederate general in U.S. Capitol

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed SB 472 that will make Daytona Beach educator and civil rights icon Mary McLeod Bethune the first black American with a statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection. Bethune's statue will replace one of confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith. More from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Smithsonian.

FIU’s bridge was supposed to spotlight its successes. It may be its biggest failure.

The FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity bridge was supposed to be a symbol of prowess for a college that in a few short decades built itself from a commuter school into a scholastic player. But now that it lies in a tragic heap, the project is an institutional liability. [Source: Miami Herald]

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» FIU president: University ‘followed all proper procedures’ on bridge project

Measure would embed state colleges in Constitution

Florida’s state and community college system would become part of the state Constitution under a measure advanced by the Constitution Revision Commission on Wednesday. In a 26-8 vote, the CRC voted to send the measure (Proposal 83) to the Style and Drafting Committee for further review. [Source: WJXT]

Constitution Revision Commission advances proposal to require civic literacy in public education

Saying Floridians are woefully unknowledgeable about civics and how government works, the Constitution Revision Commission advanced a proposal that would amend the state constitution to require public education to prepare students to participate in the system. [Source:]

Partnership involving UWF will put state as a leader in cybersecurity

A partnership between the University of West Florida (UWF) Center for Cybersecurity and Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) will provide education and training for state agency personnel. The training will also put Florida as a leader in cybersecurity, UWF added. More from , the Pensacola News-Journal, and StateScoop.


› Policy change could affect hurricane shelter reimbursements for schools
A new interpretation of rules that Florida counties and school districts must follow in getting reimbursed for the cost of hurricane shelters threatens to affect millions of dollars in potential reimbursements to Brevard County and the Brevard School District.

› University of Florida graduate schools rank among nation’s best programs
University of Florida graduate schools are among the nation’s top programs, according to the annual survey released today by U.S. News and World Report. The College of Education continued to climb in the rankings and moved up five spots to No. 24.
» See also: Florida State graduate programs climb in national rankings

› Gov. Scott signs bill allowing FAMU to seek federal funding for residence hall expansion
Gov. Rick Scott late Monday signed a bill that allows Florida A&M University trustees to seek federal funding to finance construction of a 700-bed residence hall and other improvements.

› DREAMers vie for University of Central Florida’s Student Government presidency
The candidates are vying to preside over a student government that oversees a $19-million budget, fills hundreds of student jobs, and has oversight over the Student Union building and the Recreation and Wellness Center.

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