October 3, 2022


Gov. Scott: Florida Students Lead the Nation in Reading and Mathematics

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott, announced Florida's results on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments. The results show that Florida is the only state to have improved significantly in grade 4 mathematics, grade 8 reading and grade 8 mathematics between 2015 and 2017. Read more »
Published on 4/12/2018

Seminole State College names Dr. Georgia Lorenz president-elect

Seminole State College of Florida's Board of Trustees has announced Dr. Georgia Lorenz as president-elect. Read more »
Published on 4/12/2018

Pioneering business administration professor named 2018-2019 Robert O. Lawton distinguished professor

Pamela L. Perrewé, professor of business administration in the Department of Management, has been named Florida State University's 2018-2019 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Read more »
Published on 4/10/2018

New reports detail how to improve R&D at higher ed institutions in Florida

TAMPA —Today, the Florida Council of 100 released two reports: “Best Practices in Business-Academic R&D Collaboration” and “100 University Ideas for Enhancing Business-University Collaboration in Florida.” Read more »
Published on 4/10/2018

The Florida Council of 100 Releases 'The Horizons 2040 Project: Grades 4-8'

The report calls for higher pay for adolescent experts. Read more »
Published on 4/3/2018

Mori Hosseini elected Chairman of UF Board of Trustees

Mori Hosseini was elected Chairman of the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2018

Dale Whittaker Named UCF's President-Elect

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees named UCF Provost Dale Whittaker the university's president-elect Friday after a nationwide search. Read more »
Published on 3/12/2018

Florida Ranked Best State in the Nation for Higher Education

U.S. News & World Report again ranked Florida as the best state in the nation for higher education. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2018

Florida Senate passes Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

Critical public safety legislation establishes safeguards designed to enhance safety in schools Read more »
Published on 3/6/2018

A Quick Study of Successful Business Models

From narcissism to race and gender, 10 MBA professors study what it takes to run a successful business. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Florida Poly developing ‘Happy Suit' for Astronauts

Faculty and students at Florida Polytechnic University are developing a critical component for the next generation of spacesuits that will not only make astronauts more comfortable and efficient, but will also keep them happy. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2018

UCF-led Consortium to Manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

The largest fully operational radio telescope on the planet – the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico – will soon be under new management. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2018

Plans For School Voucher Expansion In Florida Sparks Fiery Debate

Advocates say school vouchers give disadvantaged kids access to better schools. But opponents say vouchers drain money and resources from traditional public schools. Read more »
Published on 2/22/2018

College Board: More Students Than Ever Are Participating And Succeeding In Advanced Placement

Florida ranks 4th in nation for Advanced Placement success Read more »
Published on 2/22/2018

Gov. Scott: We Must Have a Real Conversation About Keeping Students Safe

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will be organizing meetings with state and local leaders in Tallahassee next week to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety improvements and keeping guns away from individuals struggling with mental illness. Governor Scott remains in Broward County and has continued to be briefed by law enforcement, emergency management, and local school officials. Additional details on next week's meetings will be announced in the coming days. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Lawmakers Debate University Performance Funding

An education bill is sparking debate about how universities receive performance funding and lawmakers are facing an important decision about the future of the program. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

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 2/7/2018

NSU Surpasses $250 Million Fundraising Goal with Two Significant Philanthropic Gifts

New Donations Support Colleges of Allopathic Medicine and Nursing; Help Position NSU as THE South Florida Destination for Health Care Education Read more »
Published on 1/27/2018

WalletHub study: How educated is Florida?

With enrollment in higher education increasing by over 5 million since the year 2000 and with new research showing the positive effects of higher education on earnings over a lifetime, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's Most & Least Educated States in America. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2018

Florida's Graduation Rate Reaches 14-Year High

Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's high school graduation rate has reached a 14-year high according to data released today by the Florida Department of Education. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2018

Tiny treadmills help test sea turtle hatchlings stamina

To determine how well the sea turtle hatchlings could perform after their walk on the treadmill, the hatchlings swam in a small tank using a specially designed swimsuit. Researchers measured oxygen consumption and lactate accumulation as well as their breathing rates and stroke rates — that is how fast they were paddling their flippers. (Photo credit: Jay Paredes) Read more »
Published on 1/3/2018

Florida Universities Address Growing Mental Health Concerns

Florida universities don't always have the resources to help students with mental illnesses. Addressing mental health issues is a serious problem faced by institutions. They are expected to play a central role in identifying symptoms and helping individuals succeed. WFSU spoke to a student who feels her university offered support during a difficult time. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2017

Karen Holbrook Named New USF Sarasota-Manatee Regional Chancellor

University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft today named Dr. Karen Holbrook as the new regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM). Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

Gulf coast universities team up to address hurricane resilience

New multi-state institute focuses on reducing damage from severe storms Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

Getting schooled on Florida's education bill - HB 7069

The Florida legislature passed HB 7069 last session and Governor Rick Scott signed it into law this summer. In reaction to the bill, school boards across the state joined a lawsuit to block it. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2017

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