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Category Archives: Education

Research: Teachers Value Independent Reading Time, but Only 36% Can Set Aside Time Daily

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Today, Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, released the new Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy, which reveals that the overwhelming majority of educators agree that “students should have time during the school day to read a book of their choice independently,” but only…

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Vice President Joe Biden to Speak at Colby College Commencement, May 21, 2017

WATERVILLE, Maine (FNN NEWS) — The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will deliver Colby College’s commencement address Sunday, May 21, 2017. The event is open to the public, weather permitting. “Vice President Biden’s lifelong public service has been marked by his commitment to equality of opportunity, global cooperation, human…

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NASA Missions Provide New Insights into ‘Ocean Worlds’

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) — Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published Thursday by researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescope.…

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Trump Names Additional Senior White House Staff Appointments

(New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced Katie Walsh will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff to the White House, Rick Dearborn will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Implementation, and Joe Hagin will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. “The President-elect’s bold vision to…

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President-Elect Donald J. Trump Picks Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the Department of Education

(New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the United States Department of Education. A leader in the national school reform movement for more than two decades, Betsy DeVos is a highly successful education advocate, businesswoman, and philanthropist. “Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate…

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FTC Kissimmee Opens Doors of New Construction Trade and Technology Education Center

KISSIMMEE, Fla., (FNN NEWS) By Florida Technical College — Florida Technical College Kissimmee Campus officially opened its new Construction Trade and Technology Education Center. The facilities are a modern training ground for a myriad of construction disciplines, including welding, electrical and HVAC. The construction industry is currently generating almost as many jobs in Central Florida as the…

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MoneyGram and Farm Fresh Unite to Deliver Educational Technology to Virginia Students

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., (FNN NEWS) By MoneyGram — MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI), a global provider of innovative money transfer services, and Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy today awarded a collective grant of $40,000 to Virginia-based non-profit An Achievable Dream. The collaboration between MoneyGram and Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy, a SUPERVALU retail chain, provides educational technology used to…

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Wendy Williams To Host Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 28th Annual Awards Gala

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By Thurgood Marshall College Fund — Daytime Emmy nominated talk show host Wendy Williams will host the Thurgood Marshall College Fund‘s (TMCF) 28th Annual Awards Gala on November 21, 2016 at the Washington Hilton.  Gala honorees include Shelley Broderick, Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law; Benjamin F.…

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POLITICS & POWER

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes to Discuss "Shattered: Inside Hillary…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- During Hillary Clinton's 2016 race for the White House, two journalists, Jonathan Allen…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Pine Hills Students on an Earth…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As millions of people around the world plan to celebrate…

Supervisor Daisy Morales' Annual Earth Day Tour Takes 40 Pine…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales will…

U.S. NEWS

Research: Teachers Value Independent Reading Time, but Only 36% Can…

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) -- Today, Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, released the new Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy, which reveals that the overwhelming majority of educators agree that "students should have time during the school day to read a book of…

Autism Society and Ed Asner Honor Ben Affleck & Pixar…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Oscar®-winning actor Ben Affleck, Pixar filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, AutFest founder Matt Asner and several filmmakers were honored yesterday for their filmmaking contributions to autism awareness "from spectrum to screen" at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 22-23) in Orange, California. Seven-time Emmy® winner and…

It's In Our Hands - Safety Week 2017

CHICAGO, JACKSONVILLE, Fla., LOS ANGELES, and TORONTO, (FNN NEWS) -- Our communities come to life through the hands of construction crews. Men and women spend hours making the places we live, work and play better. On May 1-5 we are celebrating their work and our shared commitment to jobsite safety as…

ORLANDO

Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party at Winter…

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party celebration for Festival ticket and pass holders at the Winter Park Village, Saturday evening. Participants received free drinks and appetizers from select Winter Park Village restaurants and also enjoy live entertainment. Participating vendors include Another Broken Egg Café, Crispers, Brio Tuscan Grille, Firefly Kitchen and Bar, Mitchell’s…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Pine Hills Students on an Earth…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As millions of people around the world plan to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales held her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour by taking students from the Pine Hills community on an environmental adventure at the historic 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens Wednesday morning. Supervisor Morales…

Supervisor Daisy Morales' Annual Earth Day Tour Takes 40 Pine…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales will host her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour at the historic Harry P. Leu Gardens, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. This year’s Earth Day tour takes 40 students attending a Pine Hills school outside of the classroom for an environmental adventure of Leu Gardens. The…

MIAMI

Lynn University to break ground on $35 million university center

BOCA RATON, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  Lynn University will break ground Thursday, April 20, on the Christine E. Lynn University Center. The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the heart of campus and will feature guest speakers, food and drink, a unique photo opportunity, virtual reality renderings, and remarks from the namesake donor, Christine…

Famed Miami Doctor Rudy Moise Donates $2,500 To Former Haitian…

MIAMI, Fla (FNN NEWS) -- Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held a news conference to announce the upcoming 2nd Annual GEM Gala and discuss the Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation's extraordinary humanitarian work in Haiti. The event was held on Wednesday night at The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) [caption id="attachment_13742" align="alignnone"…

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