Education

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A new state law requires districts to step up school safety and mental health. A provision in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act requires all Florida public schools to have a police officer on campus or a trained employee who carries a gun.

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Edwards Waters College announced Wednesday that Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr. has been selected as the 30th President and CEO of Jacksonville’s historically black college.

State Report: More Women Look To Online Classes To Earn Degrees

Mar 26, 2018
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More women than men opt to take only online classes to earn bachelor’s degrees in Florida’s state university system, according to a new report from the system’s Board of Governors.

Former Nassau County Principal Hired, Fired, Hired In 1-Month Span

Mar 21, 2018
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A former Nassau County principal who resigned last month after officials said he admitted to taking money from Fernandina Beach High School and who recently got fired from Duval County Public Schools has been hired by a private school in Clay County.

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Florida’s new school safety law is drawing criticism from educators around the state.

Florida House Backs Study Of School Funding Issue

Feb 14, 2018
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With backing from Republican education leaders, a key House committee Wednesday approved a bill that could be a first step toward trying to revise how money is distributed to school districts.

Florida Senate Seeks Slightly Higher Student Funding Than House

Jan 24, 2018
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A key Senate education panel released a budget proposal Wednesday that would increase public-school funding by $110 per student in 2018-2019.

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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