P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, affiliated with the University of Florida announced today it will have a new director starting July 1st, but the person assuming the position isn’t a new face on P.K. Yonge’s campus. Current Director of Research and Outreach at the school, who is also a professor and researcher at U-F, Lynda Hayes will be the new director. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson spoke with Hayes who has been at P.K. Yonge for more than two decades… She says she is prepared for the upcoming challenges along with the research goals she hopes to further.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HAYESTHOMPSONCONVO.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.