Education

Florida Lawmakers Look To Make College Even Cheaper

Dec 29, 2017
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For Florida residents, attending a state university or college is a bargain.

Florida Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Education Fight

Dec 19, 2017
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The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to wade into a legal battle about a controversial new education law, sending the case to a lower court for consideration.

FSCJ Sees Largest Projected Decline Among Florida’s State Colleges This Year

Dec 19, 2017
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Enrollment in Florida's 28 state colleges is expected to remain relatively flat this year, although several schools are reporting effects from Hurricane Irma.

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A House Republican who previously served on the Duval County School Board proposed a constitutional amendment Monday that would place term limits on school board members across the state.

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Saying it's not the role of judges to determine education policy, an appeals court Wednesday rejected a long-running lawsuit that alleged Florida has failed to meet its constitutional duty of providing a high-quality system of public schools.

Property Tax Money Could Be Key In Education Budget

Dec 8, 2017
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Education Commissioner Pam Stewart told a Senate budget panel Thursday that funding would be “woefully short” next year if lawmakers do not use an increase in property tax collections to support schools.

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The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida is working with Jacksonville University to build a new facility in Arlington.

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One of the biggest fears many college students face is what kind of job they’ll be able to get.

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The University of North Florida has suspended a student following a threatening social media message, UNF President John Delaney said Tuesday night.

Florida's University System Looks For Construction Money

Nov 13, 2017
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The Florida Board of Governors has agreed to ask lawmakers for $228 million in university-system construction projects and $48.6 million for maintenance in the next state budget.

Florida Universities To Bolster Mental Health Services

Nov 10, 2017
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Spurred by the state Board of Governors, Florida universities will hire 56 mental-health professionals this year and a total of 105 over the next four years.

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A couple dozen concerned citizens showed up at Terry Parker High School in Arlington Monday night for the first of four community hearings.

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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal that would make it easier for schools to comply with class-size limits, with any financial savings required to go toward higher teacher pay.

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Our News4Jax partner has learned that a Jacksonville law school has been told it needs to make improvements to its academic programs or risk facing penalties related to its accreditation.

Gov. Scott Looks To Boost Money For Teacher Supplies

Oct 25, 2017
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Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday he will seek to increase the annual grants that Florida teachers receive to buy classroom supplies.

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