Wednesday, August 16, 2017

education

In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2017, Kelsey Nellis, second from right, instructs employees in preparation for the start of the school year at the Mountain View Christian Schools in Las Vegas.

BY SALLY HO LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. ...
This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com

BY BRIANNA McGURRAN “Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one ...

The number of school districts that are suing the state over the controversial education law HB 7069 continues to grow, but Naples area legislators are standing up to defend it. State Representatives Byron Donalds and Bob Rommel spoke jointly in ...

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE………. Florida public schools are expected to grow by 27,000 students in the next year, under an estimate approved by state forecasters on Thursday. The 0.9 percent growth rate ...
collier school building

The Collier County School District wants more time to implement state programs when they get passed by legislators, along with reduced testing and funding for any new major programs as they come in. The district released approved their legislative priorities, ...
collier school building

The Collier County School Board approved a nominal cut in capital property tax rates at their Tuesday budget hearing as part of a $1.05 billion budget for next year. Capital funds are those used for infrastructure projects in the school ...

The Lee County School Board will consider bringing legal action against controversial education bill HB 7069 during their meeting on Tuesday. HB 7069, which was championed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran, drew criticism from many including Lee County Superintendent Gregory ...
Senator Bill Nelson

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Meeting with college students and recent graduates dealing with the burden of student debt, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Friday outlined legislation that would cap rates on federal ...

BY | Brandon Larrabee THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Two University of Florida alumni have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, saying lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott funneled money that should have gone to higher education into tax cuts and savings. ...

By: Miguel Rodriguez As the front entrance panels were lifted into place at Bonita Springs High School on Thursday, Jeff Estes, the principal of Bonita Springs High School and Superintendent Greg Adkins watched on as the city’s first high school ...
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