Alpha Delta Pi, a UCF sorority that was placed on interim suspension last month after a slew of accusations, including academic and alcohol-related misconduct, will remain on suspension for the fall 2019 semester and could be on suspension longer if it doesn't complete a series of sanctions, including updating its member education plan.
After decades of growth, UCF is tapping the brakes as a new campus in downtown Orlando with Valencia College is about to open. But the demand for higher education remains in Central Florida, university leaders said.
For the 46 percent of Florida’s working families struggling to cover basic living expenses, the local United Way is partnering with some big companies to provide a new sort of safety net, leaders announced Wednesday. The charity also pledged $300,000 a year for an emergency fund to aid those families.
Calm is offering a year of free unlimited access to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers so they can teach stress-reducing techniques to children to cope with life pressures and manage anxiety after the Parkland school shooting.
As part of a state effort to improve civics lessons, Florida has opened for public review the textbooks used in middle school civics classes and the framework used to create the state's end-of-course civics exam. A new state law requires the review of the materials and exam taken by more than 213,000 middle school students this year.
‘Hey, teacher leave them kids alone’: Florida teacher gets in hot water over scolding students: report
A Florida teacher found herself in trouble after making condescending remarks to a 17-year-old student at North Fort Myers High School, according to media reports.
A Duval County teacher was removed from the classroom after writing a statement on the board scolding kids who don't stand for the pledge of allegiance Wednesday, according to a report by Jacksonville.com.
In the ongoing Disney with or without kids debate, one Central Florida mom pulled out a move that went viral: Celebrating her kids' first day of school by heading to the Magic Kingdom without them.
Cynthia Gibson, known as Ms. Cherry, had 30 years of service as a bus driver, but died in a car crash on her way to work for the first day of school, according to a report by WFLA.
Disney World workers can get tuition paid upfront at University of Arizona, which joins schools in Disney Aspire
Last year Disney announced it will pay all tuition, fees and book expenses upfront for full-time and part-time hourly employees in a new program known as Disney Aspire. Now, more schools are joining.
Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, filed a bill to ban discrimination against gay, transgender and disabled students in private schools that take Florida vouchers. The bill, like its counterpart in the Florida Senate, seeks to make sure the private schools that accept school vouchers, or scholarships, don't deny admission to certain students as some now do.
'No current credible threat’ says Lake Brantley High regarding threatening social media post before first day of school: report
The first day of school will be a safe one, says Lake Brantley High principal Brian Blasewitz after a threatening social media post by a former student was dealt with by law enforcement, according to a report by WESH.
Three dozen Florida private schools have been approved to receive state-backed scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year, the first time when site visits by Department of Education staff are required before campuses can start receiving money.
Nearly 200 Central Florida teaching jobs open days ahead of new school year; thousands unfilled in Florida
Days before the new school year starts Monday, Central Florida's public schools still had about 200 teacher vacancies to fill. Statewide, thousands of teacher jobs remained unfilled, according to the Florida Education Association.
The Orange County school district will extend its current health insurance offerings to all employees while it tries to reach a new agreement with its teachers. Orange teachers rejected a proposed contract by a 4-to-1 margin last week, with many who voted "no" saying they were upset by steep hikes in insurance costs.
The case of connections between Frank Kruppenbacher and a lobbyist at Orlando International Airport raise questions about Florida's ethics laws.
The 2019-20 school year kicks off Monday for all of Central Florida's public school districts. Most of Florida's school districts -- 61 of 67 -- start classes Aug. 12, too.
The area around the old Amway Arena, site of the Orlando Magic’s glory days, became a blank slate for city planners who dreamed big about what could come next after the 2012 demolition. But before its dismantling, officials touted an opportunity to shape 68 acres it controlled in its downtown core, eventually settling on a “village” concept with an education hub that could attract high-wage digital media jobs downtown, spurring more than $1 billion dollars in new development along the way. Creative Village will come to life in August with the opening of a joint UCF and Valencia downtown campus.
The University of Central Florida has suspended a sorority chapter after a member reported a string of group chat messages that mentioned drinking and sharing IDs and included a photo of a person lying next to a toilet.
Osceola County schools switch healthcare providers, hire hotelier Harris Rosen's RosenCare to administer benefits program.