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Universities say new money helps with faculty, courses

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Florida universities are hiring more faculty, providing more scholarships and expanding course offerings and academic counseling with a $121 million boost in funding provided by the Legislature this year.

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Tom Jackson: Appeal puts poor students under FEA’s boot

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Now that the Florida Education Association has chosen to appeal its legal double-drubbing over the state’s scholarship program for students from low-income families, the question that leaps immediately to mind is this: Why does the teachers’ union hate poor kids? Seriously. About 92,000 students from modest circumstances are attending private schools through the 15-year-old Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, but the FEA wants to cut them off and haul them back into a system that, for far too many, is…

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FSU offers scholarship to talented 8th-grade quarterback

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How young is too young for a scholarship offer? At the very least, doesn’t a kid have to be in high school yet? Not according to the Florida State Seminoles, who have offered a scholarship to eighth-grader Drew Pyne of Connecticut. Pyne, a fledgling quarterback, is still months away from high school. He did lead his team, the Fairfield Falcons, to the Pop Warner title. Days earlier, Pyne received his first FBS scholarship offer to South Alabama. Not bad for…

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Legislature passes measure to aid disabled

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In what Senate President Andy Gardiner called the last of a “trifecta” of first-week bills, a measure to help people with disabilities get jobs is heading to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate unanimously approved the bill (HB 7003) on Friday. Gardiner, an Orlando Republican, has a son with Down syndrome and has pushed several bills this year to help those with disabilities. The final bill in the package is intended to encourage state agencies to hire disabled employees. It also establishes a…

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