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 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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
NAPLES, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ave Maria Law will host an interactive workshop with an exciting line-up of local, talented speakers. Topics of discussion will include, "What I Wish I Knew When I Started," "Transitioning from Law Firm to Solo Practice," and presentations on eDiscovery, marketing, financial planning and legal research.
PARKLAND, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, located in Williston, Fla. In June of this year, we paired Parkland School Shooting survivor, Haylee Shepherd with a Medical Service Dog, to cope with the PTSD developed after last year's shooting.
ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Demarick Patton of TL Orlando is thrilled to announce the Spring 2018 Transformational Leadership Orlando training session is coming to Orlando, Florida on June 12 and 13, 2018 with Leadership Solutions trainer, Strategist and Speaker, Ford Taylor.
PARKLAND, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation (SB 7026) tightening gun restrictions in the state. The legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of 3 days, and allows for the potential arming of school staff (who are not full-time teachers).
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ – This Wednesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida's Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row.
Union Institute and University’s M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program now accredited by CACREP
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Union Institute & University's Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is awarded accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.