Tag Archives: education

Hannah-Jones Chooses Howard After N. Carolina Tenure Fight

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An investigative journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her ground-breaking work on the bitter legacy of slavery in the U.S. announced Tuesday that she will not join the faculty at the University of North Carolina following an extended tenure fight, and instead will accept a chaired professorship at Howard University.…

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Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis Shares Vision of ‘Bright Future’ for Florida at Education Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis invited business leaders to share his office’s vision of a bright future for Florida’s education and workforce during the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit at the Wyndham Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Tuesday. “At the Lottery, our mission is simple: to be able…

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Florida House Passes Rep. Morales’ Educational Opportunities for Disabled Veterans Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Wednesday, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed Representatives Daisy Morales and Christopher Benjamin‘s HB 1347, a bill that would provide disabled veterans the opportunity to receive certain federal educational assistance benefits, with 118 yeas and 0 nays. This bill would allow those veterans who are deemed eligible the opportunity…

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Bill Expanding Parental Options and Eligibility for K-12 Scholarship Programs Heads to Senate Floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Senate Bill 48, Educational Scholarship Programs, is ready for consideration on the Senate floor after the Committee for Appropriations reviewed it favorably with 11 yeas and 8 nays. The bill, authored by State Senator Manny Díaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah), expands student eligibility and parental choice for K-12 scholarship programs that serve students…

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US Colleges Mull New Virus Protocols for Students’ Return

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. But in mid-October, cases at the small Vermont school started to climb. The outbreak was linked to an ice rink more than 40 miles (64…

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[OPINION] Please Don’t Be an Irresponsible Voter

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Elections are the cornerstones of our republic, yet voters don’t take them as seriously as they should. The ability to have a say in our government was one of the fundamental reasons for our revolution against Great Britain. For 250 years, we have fought to expand these voting rights to every…

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