Almost three years after pedestrian bridge near FIU collapsed killing 6, FDOT set to oversee new design

Florida International University Bridge collapse – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pleasecat Redemption may soon be on the horizon for construction crews in South Florida nearly three years after a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University and Sweetwater’s downtown community collapsed during routine testing and a faulty design, claiming six innocent lives. That date was

Future Florida College students could lose out on financial aid with new bill

Florida International University – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A new piece of legislation was filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) earlier this week that would make major changes to state financial aid apportionments to college students. Senate bill SB 86 would require grants to be reevaluated on a semester-to-semester basis and control

‘Parents Need to Know’ Legislation proposed by Florida Lawmakers—Remembering Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Humberto Vidal February 14 is traditionally a day marked by love between significant others, family, and friends. But for Floridians, especially those in the Broward County community of Parkland, Valentine’s Day will never be quite the same. This Valentine’s Day marked the third anniversary of the infamous Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announces school staff should not expect to be prioritized for vaccine

Miami, Florida, USA – June 12, 2020: Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Conference, speaking about the situation in Florida. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by  YES Market Media Bad news for teachers and members of Florida’s school system. Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday, January 6, 2021, that teachers and school staff should expect to be

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