Florida Just Became the Largest State to Mandate Personal Finance Education in High School
Florida is officially the largest state to mandate a financial literacy course for high school graduation. On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Bill SB 1054. The legislation was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives and the state Senate in early March. The new law will apply to students entering ninth grade in the 2023-2024 school year and will require them to take a half-credit course in personal finance before graduating. More information in the Tampa Bay Times and CNBC.
Many Florida teachers will see increases starting July 1. But how much and who gets them?
Florida will set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to raise the salaries of thousands of Florida teachers, including veteran educators, as part of a multi-year effort. The pay increases will benefit teachers in more than a dozen school districts that are still trying to raise the minimum base salary for teachers to $47,500 — a top priority for Governor Ron DeSantis over the past three years. From July 1 with the new financial year, there will be more offers for veteran teachers, who already earn above base salary and have not benefited from previous initiatives. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]
Here’s how a new law is fast playing a role in the search for new college presidents in Florida
The search for new presidents at state universities is heating up after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will protect the personal information of applicants for top college and university jobs. DeSantis signed the measure last week, which took effect immediately. It came as five universities — the University of Florida, University of South Florida, Florida International University, University of North Florida and University of the Gulf Coast of Florida — are at various stages of finding new leaders. [Source: WLRN]
Florida judge launches tuition lawsuit
The lawsuit is part of a series of similar legal fights in Florida and across the country over decisions by colleges and universities to close campuses and move classes online in 2020. The University of Florida, Florida State University and the state university system’s board of governors, for example, have been the target of lawsuits from students who alleged they did not receive services after making payments. [Source: News Service of Florida]
The University of South Florida (BOT) Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to appoint Rhea Law as the university’s president-elect. Law, who has served as USF’s interim president since August, will become the university’s eighth president and first USF alumnus to hold the position, pending confirmation by the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) this week. next. More Florida Trend and Tampa Bay Times.
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The University of Central Florida’s graduate game design program is the best in the world for the third year in a row, according to The Princeton Review and PC Gamer magazine. The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) won first place, ahead of New York University, Southern Methodist University, University of Southern California and University of Utah. UCF’s undergraduate game design program also ranked 13th for 2022.
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Imagine a 360-degree view of a policeman confronting an arrested suspect in an automobile, or a surgeon walking through the inside of a heart. What could trainees or students learn from the intimate, multi-angle experience of surgical cardiac arrest or repair? Thanks to a $1.94 million congressional appropriation to Nova Southeastern University, educators, students and business people will soon be able to explore the potential of 3D production.
› EPA Names FSU a “Green Power Partner”
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has named Florida State University a member of its Green Power Partnership, in recognition of the university’s commitment to using clean energy. According to the EPA, significant use of green energy “demonstrates leadership, drives demand, and increases market impact.” Kyle Clark, FSU vice president for finance and administration, which includes FSU facilities, welcomed the designation.
› Pinellas teachers and the district settle their contract after 8 months of talks
Representatives from the Pinellas County School District and the teachers’ union met Tuesday in hopes of wrapping up eight months of contract negotiations with a long-sought deal. It almost didn’t happen. The parties got bogged down in final details about which teachers would be entitled to an additional 15 hours of paid planning time, leading district officials to question whether talks should continue another day.
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