Scholarship program gets million-dollar pledge
By Nickelle Smith – WUFT-FM
For some underrepresented students, financing a college education might seem far fetched. A scholarship program at the University of Florida has been helping students who can’t afford college to do just that. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, the Florida Opportunity Scholarship program is getting the assistance it needs to continue its goals of supporting less fortunate students.
WUFT recently analyzed salaries and benefits for teachers in select North Central Florida counties. Florida is $10,000 less than the national average, and the situation is equally grim in Alachua, Marion, Putnam and other counties.
Alachua County Public Schools is part of the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program that provides all children 18 years old and younger with nutritional breakfasts and lunches.
A health occupation certification class allows Union County High School students to get their certified nursing assistant license before graduating from high school.
The entire seventh-grade class at High Springs Community School also left on a field trip Tuesday morning to the Holocaust museum in St. Petersburg as part of the school’s unit on remembering the Holocaust.
It’s not a new concern that law school graduates are having trouble finding work. But while the number of law school applicants began to decline this year, the 2012 graduating class of law students is still seeing high unemployment and underemployment rates months after graduation.