Florida Colleges, Universities Shielded From COVID-19 LawsuitsMarking a victory for colleges and universities that shut down campuses last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday shielding the schools from lawsuits seeking refunds for students because of the closures.
Approval Sought For ‘Best And Brightest’ SettlementThe state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program discriminated against black and Hispanic teachers.
Florida Universities, Colleges Closing Because Of Hurricane DorianPreparing for Hurricane Dorian, several Florida state universities and colleges will be closed in the coming days, according to information posted on the Florida Department of Education website.
Bethune-Cookman University Announces Layoffs, Pay CutsDrastic changes are underway at Florida’s Bethune-Cookman University due to crippling debts and a looming deadline to shore up finances.
UCF Offering Additional $40 Million In Scholarships, AidThe University of Central Florida says it will offer an additional $40 million in scholarships and financial aid to students.
More Oversight Planned After Improper University SpendingThe funds have come under extra scrutiny after a state audit determined in August that UCF had improperly used $38 million in state funding to construct a campus building.
U Of Miami Program Keeps Students Lives From "Going To Pot"In college, an arrest for even a mistake like smoking marijuana can derail a student's college career and give them a criminal background that will haunt them well after college.
Gov. Scott To Universities: Stop Hiking TuitionIn an effort to keep tuition costs down, Gov. Scott plans to tie state universities' money to how well they do on helping students get a job.