5:23 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

College Economics Professor: Florida High School Students Need Separate Financial Literacy Course

Florida based its new statewide standards for personal finance education on the National Standards for Financial Literacy.

Florida is the first state to adopt standards for teaching kids about personal finance based on the National Standards for Financial Literacy. But the move leaves some educators grappling with how to implement the new standards.

Ann Whitney, Director of Standards at the Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support, says educators and state leaders nationwide are pushing for better personal finance education in public schools.

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5:24 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

FAMU Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Research Grant

The professors plan to use the grant money to fund a research project at Tallahassee's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the world's highest-powered magnet lab.
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The National Science Foundation has awarded three professors from Florida A&M University a $100,000 grant. They plan to use the money on an interdisciplinary research project at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

The project, called “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials,” involves three studies, including research on clean energy production and efforts to decrease U.S. dependency on foreign imports. FAMU physics Professor Mogus Mochena co-wrote the project proposal and says the research will draw from a number of scientific fields.

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5:25 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Group Plans Federal Challenge To New Florida Scholarship Program

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Florida’s new scholarship program for National Merit and Achievement Scholars is heading toward a legal challenge. Critics of the new program claim it discriminates against minority students.

The looming challenge to the Florida Incentive Scholarship Program is rooted in the state’s current Bright Futures Scholarship for high achieving students. For the past few years, the state has been scaling back the number of students getting those scholarships. It's done so by raising eligibility requirements, largely  SAT and ACT scores.

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4:40 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

New State Scholarship Program Aimed At Keeping Top Scholars At Florida Schools

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Florida’s top high school graduates are getting a new financial incentive to go to Florida universities.

Tucked away in the state budget is a program aimed at rewarding Florida students designated as National Merit scholars, called the Florida National Merit Scholarship Initiative.

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4:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

FSU Graduate Assistants Demand Prez Search Committee Add 13 Students

Florida State University's Graduate Assistants United is demanding that thirteen students be added to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee to replace one graduate student seat.
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Florida State University’s Graduate Assistants United, part of the overarching United Faculty of Florida, is calling for the Board of Trustees to add thirteen students to the university’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee to replace the seat of the only graduate student on the committee, who recently resigned due to scheduling difficulties in the fall.

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