Tag: community colleges

Staff ReportsOctober 25, 2017

Sen. Dorothy Hukill has filed a bill to “support the over 800,000 full- and part-time students of Florida’s nationally-recognized college system,” she said in a Wednesday press release. Her legislation (SB 540), known as the “Community College Competitiveness Act of 2018,” would “expand credit transfer options … , requir(e) student and faculty representation on the new […]

Scott PowersOctober 25, 2017

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King unveiled the basics of his six-point jobs plan at an Orlando union hall Tuesday including free community college and tech school, and a greatly expanded list of professions for which the state would forgive student loans in exchange for longterm work commitments. Speaking to leaders of the Communication Workers of […]

Scott PowersAugust 7, 2017

Chris King wants to convince Florida voters that the state really doesn’t have it so good, that the economy has stagnated for this entire century, and that it’s the Republicans’ fault since they’ve been in charge the whole time. King, the Winter Park developer who’s seeking the Democratic primary nomination to run for governor of […]

Florence SnyderApril 24, 2017

In less pretentious times, St. Petersburg Junior College hired presidents without the help of consultants who make them look ridiculous. But it’s a “state college” now, and its presidential search is an expensive and entertaining-for-all-the-wrong reasons mashup of Marcel Marceau and The Muppets. To be fair, variations on the Soviet- stylings of SPC’s presidential search […]

Scott PowersMarch 15, 2017

A Florida Senate bill aimed at making what all involved said was a great community college system even better opened a debate Wednesday about how much of the colleges’ missions should be about granting four-year degrees. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education unanimously approved Senate Bill 374 creates a new governing system for the state’s 28 […]

Scott PowersJanuary 23, 2017

Two bills that would increase Bright Future scholarship benefits and rework how colleges and universities measure progress and deal with top professors sailed through the Florida Senate Education Committee Monday. Senate Bills 2 and 4, both introduced by Sen. Bill Galvano, drew some concerns about how they might affect non-traditional and working students but little […]


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