Federal Education Officials Ramp Up Pressure On Florida Schools MoneyThe U.S. Department of Education is ratcheting up pressure on Florida to submit a plan for how it intends to use the latest round of federal COVID-19 relief funding for schools.
2022 Florida Prepaid Application Fees Being Waived During Early EnrollmentFamilies looking to enroll their children in this year’s Florida prepaid college plan, from now until October 31, will have their application fee waived.
Florida Prepaid Rewards Early College Savers, Urges Families To Claim $200K In RefundsFamilies looking to enroll their children in this year’s Florida Prepaid College Plan will have their $50 application fee waived until October 31 as a reward for enrolling early.
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Florida Judge Hears Arguments Over School Mask MandatesA Leon County circuit judge began hearing arguments Monday in a high-profile lawsuit about whether Florida school districts should be able to set student mask requirements as COVID-19 continues to surge across the state..
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Controversial School Vouchers Billaying the state is blowing up “tired old narratives,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a measure designed to lead to a major expansion of school vouchers but some lawmakers and the United Teachers of Dade fiercely oppose the measure.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation To Improve Support For Early LearningGovernor Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that he said will improve support for early learning across the state.
President Biden Taps Former Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham For Education PostPresident Joe Biden announced Friday that he plans to nominate former Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham to serve as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education.
'With Sigh Of Relief And Celebration': Florida Education Waiver Aids Students, Schools Amid PandemicAnswering the question of how the state would handle standardized testing this year, the Florida Department of Education issued an emergency order Friday waiving accountability measures tied to state exams.
Florida Universities 'Encourage' Students, Staff To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Not RequiredA growing number of US colleges and universities are requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccinations before heading back to campus in the fall, but it is not a mandate in Florida.
Controversial Bright Futures Funding Change Clears Florida SenateDespite an outcry from opponents warning that “guaranteed” Bright Futures scholarship funding could be upended, the Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would tie aid amounts to money set aside in each year’s state budget.
Florida Senate Eyes Charter School ProposalA proposal that would allow state colleges and universities to authorize the creation of charter schools and sponsor the schools is advancing in the Florida Senate.
Florida Senate Panel Scales Back Bill That Would Have Reduced Bright Futures ScholarshipsA Florida Senate panel on Tuesday scaled back a bill that would have reduced Bright Futures scholarships for students pursuing certain degrees, but opponents are now focusing criticism on whether the measure will jeopardize future funding for the program.
Florida Senate Likely To Scale Back Controversial Bright Futures BillIn an apparent victory for opponents, the Florida Senate this week could drastically overhaul a controversial proposal aimed at reducing state Bright Futures scholarships for students in degree programs deemed unlikely to lead to jobs.
Controversial Plan To Reduce Bright Futures Scholarships Clears First Hurdle In Florida LegislatureWith dozens of students testifying against the bill, a controversial plan to reduce Bright Futures scholarships for students who pursue degrees deemed unlikely to lead to jobs was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee.