Florida A&M University is continued its leadership transition Thursday. It’s board approved a salary increase for Interim President Larry Robinson Thursday but the school hasn’t quite finalized the exit of its former President.

Elmira Mangum
FAMU Office of Communications

Elmira Mangum is out as president of Florida's only public Historically Black University, Florida A&M. FAMU's board voted 10-1 in favor of a plan that requires Mangum to step down immediately.

President Elmira Mangum.
FLorida A&M University via Twitter

Florida A&M University has moved a step closer to splitting with its President. A special committee has approved a deal with Elmira Mangum that, if accepted by the full board, will lead to Mangum stepping down Thursday.

Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville)
The Florida Channel

Former Senate President Don Gaetz is in the running to head up the University of West Florida in Pensacola.  But the League of Women Voters is urging the search committee to reject the Niceville Republican.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University have moved up a few slots in U.S. News and World Reports rankings of best colleges and universities. These ratings carry the most weight for schools.

Tallahassee Community College is hosting an open house for students displaced by the closure of the for-profit ITT Technical Institute.

The Closure of ITT Technical Institute is leaving thousands of students with few options and lots of debt. ITT Tech is the latest for-profit college to shut down after the federal government increased oversight. It’s facing federal fraud charges, and had been blocked from accepting new students who receive federal financial aid. But the abrupt closure has caught many students off guard, and  some are angry and looking for answers.

President Elmira Mangum.
FLorida A&M University via Twitter

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is negotiating terms for stepping down from her position. The school’s a committee of board of trustee members has approved a tentative deal that could lead to Mangum stepping down in mid-September.

The Florida Board of Education is growing frustrated with the failures of the Jefferson County School District, and it’s looking for solutions, including a merger. But it’s running into legal roadblocks, and Wednesday’s meeting didn’t provide any resolution. Meanwhile,  the district’s superintendent has lost his reelection bid.


an American Flag flying
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The Leon County School District is apologizing for sending out 400 forms regarding students' ability to opt-out of the pledge of allegiance.