Education

Florida A&M University

FAMU’s Interim President has a broad vision for what he wants to accomplish at the helm of the school. Lynn Hatter continues her conversation with Dr. Larry Robinson as they take up FAMU’s legislative wish list, an ongoing budget deficit, and a vision for what the area around FAMU could eventually look like.

MGN Online

Florida lawmakers could take up an education agenda that includes testing changes, recess, more money for teachers and a greater focus on higher education—at least, in the Senate.

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The Jefferson County School District will lose eight employees at the end of the month. The mid-school year cuts are part of a plan to balance the district’s budget.

Leon County Schools

New Leon County School Board member Rosanne Wood sees opportunity in recent moves to expand recess in schools.

A decision on whether to consolidate Jefferson County schools has been pushed to the spring. The plan is part of a larger effort to put an end to years of budget problems for the district. And the saga could be drawing to a close.

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Florida State University President John Thrasher is joining more than five hundred other college administrators in defending undocumented immigrants.

Educational attainment goals by state
Higher Education Coordinating Council

Florida’s higher education coordinating council wants to see more working age Floridians with certifications and degrees.

FAMU Students Help NASA Send Humans To Space With $5M Grant

Nov 23, 2016
nasa.gov

Florida Agriculture and Mechanical university students are helping NASA send humans to deep space.

FAMU is partnering with Lockheed Martin, the private company helping NASA develop the Orion space capsule.

From left to right: Maggie Lewis Butler, Dee Dee Rasmussen, Roseanne Wood, Joy Bowen and Alva Swafford Striplin
Chris Petley / Leon County Schools

Leon County has an all women school board, and a new district superintendent. Tuesday’s district meeting saw the swearing in of Rocky Hanna, and Roseanne Wood.

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is gearing up for a fight with lobbyists, unions, and maybe even his own colleagues. Corcoran used his swearing in ceremony to go after the Florida Education Association's challenge to the state's de-facto school voucher program.

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