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Florida bill would guard colleges from online-learning lawsuits

by Emily Bamforth • 2 weeks ago

A bill sitting on Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk would shield institutions from civil lawsuits related to operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian River State College taps mobile app to keep students engaged

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

Indian River State College has adopted a new mobile platform called Rah Rah to keep its students engaged and enrolled.

Florida tries to save online education after Gov. DeSantis cut funding

by Betsy Foresman • 10 months ago

The State University System Board of Governors said it's developing a plan to keep online education afloat after the governor's vetoed funding to Complete Florida Plus, a $29.4 million education program.

Florida Gov. DeSantis wipes out $30 million online-learning budget

by Betsy Foresman • 11 months ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cut funding on Tuesday for online academic support services, a virtual campus program and other online-learning programs that students have increasingly relied upon during the pandemic.

Florida tracks down 32,000 laptops for students distance learning

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Partnerships with school consortiums and "proactive" contact with distributors will mean devices for many students attending Florida's small or rural districts.

Lawmakers investigate tech companies' student data collection, usage

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

Three senators sent letters to more than 50 educational technology and data analytics companies to investigate their data collection practices.

Florida launches school safety database despite privacy concerns

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

Civil rights groups called for the project to undergo further scrutiny before launch, but Gov. Ron DeSantis says it's essential for student safety.

Florida's statewide student data project alarms privacy groups

by Katya Schwenk • 2 years ago

Civil rights watchdogs say the data-collection project to prevent school gun violence is being pushed into students' lives haphazardly.

Stetson U. adds cybersecurity to its degree offerings

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

Amid a growing need for a talented cybersecurity workforce, the Florida school has announced a new program around network security and related topics.