Florida families implore officials to drop “high-stakes” testing requirement for 2021 public-university admissions: Petition included

Courtesy: Image by F1 Digitals from Pixabay Florida tends to have an affinity for the dramatic. As of today, Oct. 20., 2020, Florida, is the only state that has yet to drop the requirement for high-stakes testing in their higher-education public school system for fall 2021 applications. This means any high school student with the

Miami-Dade County resumes in-class learning, Broward soon to follow

Courtesy: Alberto M. Carvalho — Twitter: @MiamiSup visiting Andrea Castillo Preparatory Academy Miami-Dade County officially welcomed its first batch of students to the 2020-2021 school year Monday, Oct. 5. An estimated 22,000 students from Pre-K through first grade and ESE (Exceptional Student Education) returned to the traditional in-person learning format for the first time since

Miami-Dade County Public Schools To Reopen on October 5

Facade to the Miami-Dade County Public Library building with an art exhibition entrance located within the downtown 2nd Avenue community and touristic neighborhoods on June 26, 2019. Photo and Caption: Hernando Sorzano/Shutterstock.com Florida public schools have been reopening with in-person instruction for six weeks except for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), the state’s largest and

Miami-Dade County School Board To Delay In-Person Teaching Until October

An empty school classroom. Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com As the coronavirus pandemic continues, there are still calls for a sense of normalcy in our lives. Slowly but surely, places are reopening up and schools are now even being considered for reopening after nearly 7 months of being closed down. The Miami-Dade School Board voted unanimously

Jacksonville University Ranks Top School in the South; Partners with Availity

Photo: Jacksonville University Online Facebook Jacksonville University (JU) ranks among the top 30 regional schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Colleges. Out of 134 universities, JU is 29th in the 2020 list of Best Regional Universities in the South. The university also ranked in the top 20 positions on the

Public University Tuition Increase Being Considered in Florida

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  There are currently calls for increasing college tuition, including the first across-the-board tuition increase since 2013 for 420,000 students who attend Florida’s 12 public universities. There are also proposals for streamlining programs and services and possible faculty and staff layoffs. Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered Florida departments and

Broward County Schools to Tentatively Reopen on October 5

Broward County Public Schools Department in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Photo and Caption: YES Market Media/Shutterstock.com During a virtual school board meeting on Tuesday morning, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has announced a date for when he would like to reopen schools to students and teachers. Runcie said

UF Ranked 6th Best Public University in Florida

Entrance sign at the University of Florida on September 12, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Bryan Pollard/Shutterstock.com The University of Florida (UF) has placed sixth on the 2021 list of the state’s top-ranked college. As of Monday, September 14, UF is tied for sixth place with the University of California, Santa Barbara,

DeSantis Says Miami-Dade, Broward County Ready to Move into Phase 2 on Monday

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr During a press conference on Friday, September 11, alongside Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto

Florida Ranked 25th For Racial Equality in Education

Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Florida has just landed the 25th spot in a new study by the WalletHub website that examines equality between white and Black students in educational progress among the 50 states, based on six key dimensions. Florida earned a total score of 45.67 in the study by the personal finances website, with