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Senate Committee Approves Bill Expanding Job Training, Financial Education Programs

A Senate committee has approved a bill which would change requirements for certain degree programs in Florida, designating some as “high demand.” The Career and Professional Education Act, known as CAPE, would also require high school students to take a financial literacy course. The bill is a priority for Senate President Don Gaetz. The legislation […]

Schools A Top Priority For Florida’s Senate President

If Don Gaetz gives you a task, he will make sure you get it done. That’s how Cindy Frakes remembers Gaetz, whom she worked with in the Okaloosa County schools. Gaetz was the superintendent then, in the early 2000s. Frakes was, and still is, a member of the school board. Gaetz kept a list, Frakes […]

Why Higher Education Is More Difficult For Veterans

When a high school senior is deciding which college to attend, he or she has an army of people ready to help. Parents. Guidance counselors. College admission officers. Friends. Most all of them have been through the process already. But veterans say things are different for them. And despite one of the most attractive benefits […]

Hillsborough Wins Principal Development Grant

Hillsborough County has won another national education grant, this time to improve principal training. The Wallace Foundation announced Hillsborough was one of six districts to share a $75 million, six-year grant. Districts will receive $7.5 million to $12.5 million to develop programs in four areas: rigorous job requirements, high-quality training, selective hiring, and on-the-job evaluation […]

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