Florida Atlantic University receives record donation to study Holocaust, School to be named after donors

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Jillian Cain Photography Entrepreneur Kurt Wallach and his wife Marilyn made a generous and historic donation to Florida Atlantic University to further the study of the Holocaust. The $20 million donation is the largest in school history, the university announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17. FAU will be using the money to

Broward County teachers “disappointed” with county’s handling of COVID-19 Work From Home request rejections

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA – June 30, 2020: Broward County Public Schools Department at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Broward parents’ simple demand: return to full-time school. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By YES Market Media With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Florida, Broward County officials have received more than 5,000 requests from educators across the county

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

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

Florida Teachers Union Sues to Stop Reopening Schools in the Fall

Image by Holly Dornak from Pixabay  The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis, suing to delay the reopening of schools and to not allow in-person classroom teaching in the fall. The state issued an emergency order on July 6 to reopen public schools for

Education Commissioner Orders Florida Schools to Reopen in August

On Monday, June 6, Florida education commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an emergency order aimed at reopening schools in the fall. The Commissioner ordered public schools to reopen in August and offer “the full panoply of services” to students and families. The order stipulates that parents have the option of either sending their children back to

Governor Ron DeSantis Looks to “Fully Reopen” Florida’s Schools

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis has called for the reopening of Florida’s K-12 schools at “full capacity” in the fall. The Florida governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 11. DeSantis announced state recommendations for a return to on-campus instruction in the upcoming school year. In his announcement, DeSantis also

Vacation Rentals in Florida Could Reopen Again Very Soon

Image by Paul Brennan on Pixabay According to Ron DeSantis, vacation rentals that were ordered to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic may be able to open up again soon, pending they submit requests to the governor before reopening the vacation rentals. The Florida governor made the announcement on Friday, May 15 via The

State Leaders Say Florida Universities To Reopen in the Fall

Students walk to classes by the USF Bull mascot near the Marshall Student Center on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, FL, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com State higher education leaders announced Monday, May 18 that Florida’s public university campuses will reopen in the fall. Details

Florida International University to Build New Pedestrian Bridge Two Years After Fatal Collapse

National Transportation Safety Board inspectors stand along a section of the FIU bridge on March 16, 2018, the day after it collapsed. The NTSB faulted all parties involved in the project for failing to exercise due diligence in addressing “abnormal” cracks. Photo and Caption: Charles Trainor, Jr./www.miamiherald.com Florida International University (FIU), the largest research university