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Orange County Government, Rollins College Announce 3-Year, $4M Partnership to Provide Nonprofit Training Support

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orange County Government and the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College today announced a three-year, $4 million partnership to provide nonprofit training support through Crummer’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, the region’s premier source for nonprofit education and management assistance. Funded by the American Rescue Plan…

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Florida County Hurt by Pandemic Offers Tuition to Graduates

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — After two years of a pandemic that battered the workforce of this tourism-dependent county in central Florida, leaders had a gift for departing high school graduates this month: free tuition at either the local community college or the county technical school. Osceola County commissioners announced earlier this year that they…

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Development Projects by Anthony and Calvin Mackie will Bring Economic Boom to New Orleans East Community

NEW ORLEANS – Source: STEM Global Action // Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and CEO of STEM NOLA and STEM Global Action (SGA), said New Orleans East development projects managed separately by him and his brother, actor Anthony Mackie, will benefit community residents and help advance education in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.   This…

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ZORA! Festival Florida Lottery Community Partnership Announced

EATONVILLE, Fla. (FNN) – Source: ZORA! Festival // The Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) is pleased to announce the Florida Lottery as a Community Partner for ZORA! Festival 2022. As the Florida Lottery (Lottery) continues to invest in the growth and advancement of students and communities across Florida, they recognize the ZORA! Festival…

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Senator Garcia and Representative Duran File Bill to Expand College Tuition Fee Exemption Eligibility for Students in Out-of-Home Care

Miami, FL – (R-Miami) and Representative Nicholas X. Duran (D-Miami) filed legislation, Senate Bill 304 and House Bill 203, Student Fee Exemptions, which clarify and expand qualifications for the existing postsecondary tuition and fee exemption for students who are raised in out-of-home care. “This legislation corrects a missing piece of the tuition waiver that was brought to President Simpson’s attention by a…

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Representative Kristen Arrington and Senator Randolph Bracy Introduce Legislation to Improve Guidance Services

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Yesterday, Representative Kristen Arrington (D- Kissimmee) introduced HB 229, an Act to require guidance counselors to advise public middle and high school students of all educational opportunities available to them to gain skills that are in demand in the labor market and how to prepare to obtain post-secondary degrees in technical fields. The legislation in the…

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Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz as Some Teachers’ DeSantis-Signed Checks Bounce

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Source: Florida Democratic Party // Friday, the Florida Department of Education confirmed that at least fifty physical bonus checks issued to Florida educators drawing on funds from the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan were “impacted” by a banking error that caused some teacher’s checks to be returned for insufficient funds.   In…

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