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

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.

Lynn Hatter / WFSU News

The Florida Board of Education is looking for a long-term solution to the academic and financial problems of Jefferson County Schools. And board members may take their concerns to the upcoming constitutional revision commission.

The Leon County School Board has launched an investigation into outgoing Superintendent Jackie Pons after photos and anonymous allegations were sent to the district and local media outlets, including WFSU.

Lynn Hatter / WFSU News

The Jefferson County School District will soon shutter its only elementary school. That’s the recommendation from a state financial oversight board.

Mark Foley / Florida legisalture

Outgoing Tallahassee State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda is not in the list of finalists for the Presidency of Florida Gulf Coast University. It was Rehwinkel Vasilinda’s second try at a university presidency.

Rocky Hanna has won the Leon Superintendent Race

Former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna is the new superintendent of schools. Hanna beat incumbent Jackie Pons in a landslide Tuesday with more than half of the vote.

Tallahassee is not Flint say Leon School Board members, city officials and researchers who found lead the water supply for area schools.  The Leon School Board took up the issue Thursday.