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Education, schools, career training, and related news from Florida

Education News

Education News
Education, schools, career training, and related news from Florida
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

With 3 Ripley’s titles removed and flagged for review in Florida public school district, Ripley’s offers books to all Florida residents

Escambia County, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ NEWS -- According to a news announcement this week from Ripley's, officials in Florida’s Escambia County Public Schools district have recently plunged into a literary adventure of their own: removing and flagging over 1,600 books for review and potential banning. In a weird plot twist, this includes eight encyclopedias, five dictionaries, and hundreds of reference books – including three of "Ripley’s Believe It or Not!" titles.
Florida Classrooms - Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko

Florida back to school 2023 is missing nearly 7,000 teachers, due to Gov. DeSantis’ anti-education agenda

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Each child gets only one first day of kindergarten, one first day of middle school and one first day of their senior year. Florida’s educators are dedicated to making sure each of those first days, and every school day that follows, are full of learning and joy. Unfortunately, thousands of students will show up to their first day of school in Florida this year to find they don’t have a permanent teacher, says the Florida Education Association (FEA).

Singing has long been considered outside the scope of most homeschool training, but The Vocal Gym unveils world’s first full-credit homeschool...

ORLANDO, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Throga announces a new online course for singing, specifically designed for homeschool students. Singing has long been considered outside the scope of most homeschool training, as the intricacies of the arts and technical complexities involved in vocal training present particular challenges in a home learning environment.
E3 Firearms Association

Launch of E3 Firearms Association in Miami Makes Valuable Firearm Training Available to Americans When Crime is Rising

MIAMI, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- With crime and violence exploding, record numbers of people are concerned about their and their loved one's safety. More people than ever are seeking education and training from the privacy of their own homes on personal safety and buying firearms. E3 Firearms Association launches with Benghazi Attack Veteran, Kris "Tanto" Paronto as Co-Founder and principal trainer.
Florida Attorney Bernie Walsh

Florida Attorney Bernie Walsh Speaker at The FJA’s ‘Winning Truck Crash Cases’ Seminar

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Bernard F. Walsh, Esq. of the injury law firm Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh, was a Program Chair and panel speaker at the Florida Justice Association's trucking accident litigation seminar. Titled "FJA Winning Truck Crash Cases," the seminar was an accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event and held by the Florida Justice Association (FJA) at The Shores Resort & Spa, in Daytona Beach Shores Florida.
Oasis Middle School

Oasis Middle School, a Manatee County Charter School, Launches ‘Community Voices’ This Month and Invites Area Employers to Participate

BRADENTON, Fla., /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Oasis Middle School announces today the launch of "Community Voices," an exciting initiative designed to encourage area employers to come together, collaborate, and support each other. The "Community Voices" kick-off get-together will occur on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with arrival, networking, and light refreshments.
CNA Shortage Index

6 Certified Nursing Assistants Leaving Profession for Every 1 Certified in Q2 2021: Florida Patient Care at Risk

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Premier Nursing Academy launched the CNA Shortage Index, a quarterly estimate of how well the production of new certified nursing assistants (CNAs) is keeping up with attrition of CNAs out of the career. The latest data indicate that the state of Florida faces an acute shortage that will compromise the quality of patient care if not remedied quickly.
Florida Gov Ron DeSantis 2019

Florida Gov. Signs House Bill 3 and Announces $270M in Investments to Improve Student Literacy

FORT PIERCE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Thursday (July 22), Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced that Florida is investing $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. On June 29, Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, creating the “New Worlds Reading Initiative,” Florida’s first statewide book distribution program.
Premier Nursing Academy

Premier Nursing Academy Launches New Center to Train CNAs for Free for Bradenton-Sarasota Healthcare Jobs

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Premier Nursing Academy, an institution offering free, state-approved training to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), has launched its second Florida location in Bradenton. The new Bradenton location is expected to train as many as 500 students in 2021 from the broader Bradenton and Sarasota metro area.
Pneuma Solutions

Technology from Florida’s Pneuma Solutions Breaks the Distance Learning Barrier for Disabled Students

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today Pneuma Solutions launched a free service that redefines the way students with special needs are provided instructional materials. Based on Pneuma's Augmented Document Remediation technology, Scribe for Education allows teachers in K-12 to upload image files to a secure cloud service that provides near real time conversion.
Lastinger Center for Learning - Univ of Florida

University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning Creates Free, Online Resource Hub

GAINESVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, in an effort to keep all students learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a new resource hub of free resources for students, parents and teachers. As students navigate distance learning, these research-based tip sheets and videos will lighten the burden.
Central-North Florida District Export Council

Central-North Florida District Export Council: Global Business Management Certificate Opens Enrollment

ORLANDO, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- The Central-North Florida District Export Council recently opened enrollment in its new Global Business Management Certificate program for companies looking to grow their presence in the global marketplace and for individuals wanting to prepare for the NASBITE (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation, often a requested qualification in the U.S.
Board Members Adria D. Starkey, Chris Kinsley, Executive Director Kevin Thompson, Governor Ron DeSantis, Board Chairman John D. Rood and Chancellor Kathy Hebda

Fla. Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.3B in Savings for Florida Prepaid Customers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the affected families will have refunds available totaling more than $500 million.

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida, Selects EDUPOINT Synergy Education Platform

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) has selected the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint(R) Educational Systems for its K-12 student information management needs. The district's Synergy solution will include Synergy Student Information System and Synergy Special Education in a cloud-hosted environment.
David Monahan, Brian McGeough, Eric Kennedy, David Freeman and Leonicio Ulloa

Current Builders In-house Training Program Transforms Florida’s Hourly Laborers into Superintendents

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The national labor shortage is hitting the construction industry with an especially hard punch, but South Florida's Current Builders has developed a transformative program to help alleviate the crisis. CB University is a free, bilingual, in-house program that educates motivated workers who want to advance to the next level.
USI - Gulf Coast State College

Unmanned Safety Institute Establishes UAS Training Center of Excellence in Collaboration with Gulf Coast State College

ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) announced today that they will be establishing the first-in-the-nation Unmanned Safety Institute - Center of Excellence, a remote pilot training and safety certification center, at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) in Port St. Joe, Florida.
Gainesville Dev Academy in FL

Gainesville Dev Academy in FL Launches Income Share Agreements to Expand Access to Professional Development Programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Gainesville Dev Academy, a Florida company that offers professional advancement training for Web and Mobile application development, has announced today the launch of an Income Share Agreement program. Through this program, Gainesville Dev Academy will now offer students the ability to undergo training and pay their tuition only when they have completed the program and have achieved gainful employment.
Edupoint

Edupoint Enters Florida Schools with Clay County District Selection of its Synergy Education Platform

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Clay County District Schools has selected Edupoint(R) Educational Systems to implement its industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management. The district's cloud-hosted Synergy solution will include Synergy Student Information System, Synergy Learning Management System with RTI/MTSS and Assessment.
FBS - Fortified and Ballistic Security

With the Parkland Shooting Anniversary Upon Us, South Florida Based FBS – Fortified and Ballistic Security to Donate Safe Rooms to...

BOCA RATON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- South Florida based security company, FBS - Fortified and Ballistic Security, announces plan to protect schools in honor of the one year anniversary of the Parkland shooting. For years, FBS has been perfecting their safe environments, or The Sanctuary(TM), for luxury homes, and the time has come to give back.
UF Alumni Partners of Current Builders

Current Builders Donates $100K to University of Florida Endowment to Support Scholarships at College of Design, Construction

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Chip Reid, CEO of Current Buildersbased in Pompano Beach, announced that his construction company has donated $100,000 to the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida.

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