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  • More parents fear for kids' safety at school

    More parents fear for kids' safety at school

    Parents are more worried about their children’s safety at school than at anytime in the past 20 years, according to a new national poll released Tuesday. But a majority still oppose putting armed teachers in classrooms. Fewer than a third of parents said they were very confident their children’s...

  • Application fees waived for prepaid college plans

    Application fees waived for prepaid college plans

    Families who enroll in Florida prepaid college plans through Sept. 2 can save $50 because their application fees will be waived. Florida’s prepaid college plans allow families to pay lump sums or set up monthly payment schedules. Prepaid plans are guaranteed by the state, and the value of a plan...

  • Here are the 10 highest paid university presidents in U.S.

    Here are the 10 highest paid university presidents in U.S.

    A new list from the Chronicle of Higher Education ranks the salaries of public university presidents across the nation. Here are the Top 10 highest paid in the country in 2016-17, based on base salaries, bonuses, deferred compensation and other forms of pay. 1. James R. Ramsey, University of Louisville,...

  • These 3 Florida university presidents are among the 10 highest paid in U.S.

    These 3 Florida university presidents are among the 10 highest paid in U.S.

    Florida’s public universities lead the nation in one area — how much they pay their presidents. The leaders of three state universities — the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida, — all made more than $1 million in the 2016-17 school year,...

  • Who can become a school guardian?

    Who can become a school guardian?

    Broward Schools are accepting applications for armed guardians to provide protection of school campuses. A person with this job will be “ responsible for providing security and safety services for the school campus; and protecting the life, and well-being of students, staff and visitors,” according...

  • State law that targets teachers unions appears to be increasing membership

    State law that targets teachers unions appears to be increasing membership

    A new state law that sets a minimum membership level for teachers’ unions appears to be increasing enrollment in unions around the state. Participation in Miami-Dade’s teacher’s union jumped from 44 percent last year to about 50 percent now, spokeswoman Sonia Diaz said. Broward’s membership has...

  • North Miami Beach to add police officers in schools this fall

    North Miami Beach to add police officers in schools this fall

    Beginning this school year, North Miami Beach plans to place police officers at its public schools. The city is working with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to post an officer to increase safety. The school district already had officers in the city’s middle and high schools, but the new plan would...

  • Most applying to be Broward armed guardians fail to meet qualifications

    Most applying to be Broward armed guardians fail to meet qualifications

    A lot of people want to provide armed protection for Broward County schools, but the school district doesn’t consider most to be qualified. The district has received 140 applications so far for armed “guardians,” who are security guards to protect schools that don’t have a police officer. But only...

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