The Valencia College Foundation has received a $125,000 contribution from CFE Federal Credit Union to fund a project called the “Future Teachers Academy.” The gift was announced Tuesday at the Osceola County School Board meeting in Kissimmee.
WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County’s annual Historically Black College-University and Hispanic Serving Institution (HBCU/HSI) Recruitment Tour is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – In the wake of the tragic events that took place at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, one of the issues that has arisen is the need for psychological counseling. And you didn’t have to be at the airport itself to be affected – others may feel triggered by the event and want to explore their feelings and reactions in response to the shooting. For some, they know where they can turn – but for many, they may not be aware of the resources available to them.
The University of West Florida and Amazon.com, Inc. are launching a corporate work-study partnership – the first in the state of Florida. The partnership forms a pathway to employment with the company.
This unique opportunity allows UWF students to earn money working for Amazon virtually while they attend the University. Students will work with a mentor and establish future connections with the company.
One year ago the Florida Legislature established a ground-breaking opportunity for higher-education institutions in the state to transform the lives of students with intellectual disabilities through innovative programs and services focused on education and career paths.
Today, those students are learning about careers in nursing, greenhouse propagation, welding and other occupational fields.
The College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida will host its annual Camp Composition, a writing camp to aid fourth- through 11th-graders to earn higher Florida Standards Assessments English language arts and writing scores, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, and running through Saturday, Feb. 25, in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, on the UNF campus.
FSU Libraries is currently taking applications for new Alternative Textbook Grants to support Florida State University faculty in replacing commercial textbooks with open source alternatives to be made available to students at no cost. Open textbooks are written by experts and peer-reviewed, just like commercial textbooks, but are published under open copyright licenses so that they can be downloaded and distributed for free.
The University of West Florida Innovation Institute’s Complete Florida program recently announced a new partnership with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program, an organization that helps day care providers earn a degree in early childhood education.
“Complete Florida has always been an easy way for busy adults to return to college and finish their degree,” said Michelle Horton, director of Complete Florida Enrollment and Retention Management. “With our new partnership, we have now made it easier for adults to fully fund a degree in childhood education.”
A new app for smartphones will help students find rides to school, while providing them access to premium parking on campus and decreasing the university’s carbon footprint by organizing carpools to campus.
The app, RideFlag, allows users to coordinate rides to and from campus with other users who are taking the same route. Once a carpool is conducted within the app, it automatically notifies FIU Parking & Transportation, and a one-day virtual permit is issued for the driver to park in a premium parking space upon arrival to FIU. Drivers with a valid FIU parking permit, such as students or staff, will be allowed to park in carpool spaces across campus, and visitors will be directed to metered parking.