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Weatherford: House Can’t Tell School Districts How To Award Teacher Raises

House Speaker Will Weatherford met with reporters at the Capitol late Thursday. He answered a variety of questions, including one that has been plaguing him about proposed teacher raises. Weatherford told reporters Thursday that most of the billion or so dollars being added to the House education budget next year will go toward teacher salaries. […]

Florida Polytechnic Closer To Getting Its Own Trustees

The new Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland is closer to getting its own Board of Trustees. A panel from the State University System Board of Governors (BOG) will interview a dozen finalists Wednesday in Orlando. Thirteen trustees will make up the board. Gov. Rick Scott has already interviewed finalists for the six positions he will […]

Bloggers Promote Florida Polytechnic University Independence

We told you recently about Florida Poly Vision, Inc. The group was formed to provide vocal and financial support for Florida’s 12th public university, Florida Polytechnic. Now the group has launched the Florida Poly Vision Blog. “Florida Polytechnic has become a reality because of an ongoing and necessary vision for independence,” said Cliff Otto, co-chair […]

Deadline Extended For FPU Trustee Hopefuls

The new Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) is popular. After an onslaught of applications, the deadline has been extended for anyone hoping to be on FPU’s Board of Trustees. 39 applications were received by yesterday’s deadline.

Business Leaders Rally For Florida Polytechnic University

Polk County business leaders are so excited about the new Florida Polytechnic University (FPU), they held a news conference this morning to announce their support. It was part of a rally at the United Way of Central Florida in Lakeland. More than 60 community and business leaders have formed Florida Poly Vision, Inc. to show […]

USF Polytechnic Starts Transition Into Standalone University

Work has begun to get Florida’s 12th public university up and running. Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) will be a member of the State University System after splitting off from the University of South Florida (USF). It was known as USF Polytechnic in Lakeland until the Florida Legislature voted to make it an independent, standalone university. […]

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