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Florida state colleges wary of dual-enrollment change

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Florida state colleges wary of dual-enrollment change

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Florida state colleges wary of dual-enrollment change

State colleges could face higher costs after a new law revamped the dual-enrollment program for students at private high schools who take courses at public colleges and universities. Dual enrollment is an increasingly popular program that allows students to take post-secondary courses that help them complete high school as well as get a head start on college degrees. See HB 7055, "Education," here. Also read more at the Daily Commercial and Florida Politics.

College newspapers in Florida and across US campaign to secure their future

College journalists with a passion for giving a voice to the voiceless are speaking up for themselves in a campaign combating some of the same forces that have battered newspapers across the country as digital media has imperiled print. [Source: WTOP]

Florida laws don't stop private schools from hiring felons

Florida lawmakers this spring made modest changes to the rules that govern the private schools that receive state scholarships, or vouchers. But the new rules still won’t stop some felons from working in private schools, like Winners, that receive the money. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

Florida submits revised Every Student Succeeds Act plan

The Florida Department of Education sent in its revised federal school accountability plan Monday, months after the U.S. Education department said multiple revisions were needed. In its updated version, the state said it had filed for a waiver of certain testing rules for middle school students in science and math, so they do not have to take more than one state exam in the same year. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]

Florida Virtual School sues Arizona State University, complains of trademark stealing

The Florida Virtual School today sued Arizona State University, and an affiliated online school, claiming trademark infringement. The virtual school — Florida’s online public school — says that the Arizona school is improperly using the name Florida Virtual School in its paid online advertisements. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

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› The Florida teachers strike 50 years later
Teachers from West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona have walked off the job this year, calling for better pay and conditions. In the walkouts, Jody Baxter Noll says there are echoes of 1968. That year, teachers across the state of Florida walked off the job.

› Flagler professor helping with Florida shipwrecks
By identifying the different types of wood used, and some of the building methods employed, a professor of anthropology at Flagler College in St. Augustine is helping others to narrow down the origin of the section of shipwrecked hull that washed ashore south of Ponte Vedra Beach in March.

› UNF named a 2018 “Best Value College” by Forbes
Having already won various national awards for areas of distinction and excellence, UNF can now add the title of 2018 Forbes “Best Value College” to its list of recognition.

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