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Education
3:43 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Despite Moratorium, TCC Moves Forward With Nursing Program

Credit Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College still plans to pursue a new four-year nursing program despite the legislature placing a year-long moratorium on state college baccalaureate degrees.  TCC Provost Barbara Sloan says if the moratorium is lifted, the school will prepare to move forward with the proposal as soon as possible.

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Education
4:50 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

First Class Of Florida Polytechnic University Stepping Into New, Untested Waters

Natalie Ekdahl and her mom tour Florida Polytechnic's campus
Natalie Ekdahl

Choosing the right college or university is usually a big decision for most students, but choosing an untested one was an even bigger decision for Edison Collegiate High School Senior Natalie Ekdahl.

When she told her friends where she was going she says,  “most of them asked what it was, they’d never heard about it. But a few of them, they were excited about it and had heard good things about it too.”

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Education
2:47 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Report: Florida's High School Seniors Stagnant In Reading And Math

Results of the 13 pilot states taking reading and math tests
nationsreportcard.gov National Assessment of Education Progress

Florida high school seniors continue to struggle in math and reading, according to the latest report from the National Assessment of Education Progress, or NAEP.

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Education
6:35 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Updated: Voucher Expansion Bill Goes To Scott After Last-Minute Haggling

Step Up For Students is Florida's oldest corporate tax scholarship funding organization
Credit StepUpForStudents.org

Update: 9:40 p.m: The Florida House and Senate have approved an expansion of the state's corporate tax scholarship "voucher" program and are sending the bill to Governor Rick Scott. The Senate approved its version of the bill early Friday sending it to the House--where lawmakers delayed in passing the bill over concerns it takes away the special diploma option for disabled students.

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WFSU Local
11:21 am
Tue April 29, 2014

BOG To Decide Whether To Keep, Split FAMU-FSU Engineering School

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state's 12 public universities, will have only two options to choose from when deciding the fate of the jointly-run Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering. As the Tampa Bay Times' Tia Mitchell reports, House and Senate budget negotiators revamped plans that call for the BOG to spend $500,000 to consider options for how the school should move forward.

From the Times:

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