Not all college students making easy  adjustment to online classes Local News

Not all college students making easy adjustment to online classes

April 7, 2020

By Jeffrey Baptiste  Outlook Writer Not being able to take courses in the traditional classroom setting in college is a bit challenging for some students. Thus, the platform for taking classes on-line doesn’t matter. However, that is what things have come to for students enrolled in college in Tallahassee because

University merger plan ‘abandoned’ Local News

University merger plan ‘abandoned’

March 17, 2020

Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida A short-lived, yet high-profile, fight to merge New College of Florida and Florida Polytechnic University into the University of Florida died last Friday in the state House. House Speaker Jose Oliva told reporters the chamber “abandoned” the proposal after the Senate refused to go

University leaders, lawmakers slam consolidation plans Education

University leaders, lawmakers slam consolidation plans

March 3, 2020

By Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida A House proposal seeking to abolish the independent status of two Florida universities is spurring a fierce fight, as a bipartisan group of legislators last Wednesday decried the plan. The plan, included in a sweeping higher-education bill (HB 7087), would merge New College

House backs school board term limits Local News

House backs school board term limits

March 3, 2020

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida The Florida House last Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment that could lead to term limits for county school board members across the state. If the Senate goes along with the proposal, voters in November would decide whether to impose the eight-year term

Lawmakers look to ratchet up school safety Local News

Lawmakers look to ratchet up school safety

March 3, 2020

By Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida For the third time since the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida lawmakers are on the brink of passing legislation to try to bolster school safety. “With the second anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting fresh on our

Sharpton joins in protest for increased teachers’ pay Community News

Sharpton joins in protest for increased teachers’ pay

January 28, 2020

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Reminding Florida politicians that a recent rally led by Florida Education Association was big enough to get the nation’s attention, Rev. Al Sharpton decried the salary that the state pays its teachers. Most of the 15,000 public school personnel were at the Capitol

Approval sougth for ‘Best and Brightest’ settlement Local News

Approval sougth for ‘Best and Brightest’ settlement

October 1, 2019

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida The state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge last Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the “Best and Brightest” teacher-bonus program discriminated against Black and Hispanic teachers. The settlement

Why are the Jacob’s Dream books a good fit for grandparents?

February 12, 2019

Special to the Outlook  Close to 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year. Raising these babies is a monumental responsibility for parents. Oftentimes, grandparents provide invaluable support to parents in raising their children. Realizing the importance of raising a child, the critical question to be asked is:

FVSU  names academic classroom and lab building  for  educator and philanthropist Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton, Ed.D. Education

FVSU names academic classroom and lab building for educator and philanthropist Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton, Ed.D.

November 7, 2018

Special to the Outlook Fort Valley, GA — Fort Valley State University named the Academic Classroom and Lab Building for Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton, Ed.D. during a recent ceremony on  Fort Valley State University’s (FVSU)  campus. The noted educator and philanthropist was recognized for her contributions to education during a teaching

Is it time for more parents to choose home schooling? Education

Is it time for more parents to choose home schooling?

July 7, 2018

By Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D. Special to the Outlook Parents have the choice to send their children to traditional public schools in their communities as a result of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling. However, these schools must offer students a quality education. They must also keep them safe