| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
The University of Central Florida will get more than $2.6 million in performance funding this year under a new legislative plan state university leaders call far from perfect.
UCF and the University of South Florida are to get the two largest slices--...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:00 PM
BROOKINGS -- The NCAA is allowing University of Florida transfer Cody Larson to immediately play for the South Dakota State University basketball team.
The former Sioux Falls high school standout decided earlier this year to transfer to SDSU after an...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The daily deluge of health studies, reports and statistics is often meandering and confusing.
After all, sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, snapshots of the American experience are revealed...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Associate Professor Charles Dukes isn't just willing to stay after class to help students at Florida Atlantic University. He stays overnight.
Dukes, who teaches future special education teachers within FAU's College of Education, was selected as the...
| Oct 14, 2013
Americans have long turned to the "Dummies" and "Complete Idiot's Guide" series to fill in their know-how gaps. Each edition provides explanations and tips in easy to understand, systematic fashion.
The tongue-in-cheek titles succeed because they're...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:58 PM
We teach kids a lot in public schools.
Courses are offered in everything from calculus to sex ed.
One thing we still don't teach our children?
How to balance a checkbook. How to create a household budget. How to invest in stocks and manage a 401(k)....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Without fail, college coaches will tell you they don't pay attention to the recruiting rankings.
They will tell you the depth chart is not determined by who is a five-star recruit and who is no-name recruit.
They will tell you that the best player...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:35 PM
My inbox is packed with pent-up pink frustration and warring opinions about University of Central Florida's recent game-day television commercial. Today, readers have at it.
Dear Beth, My mom passed away four years ago at the age of 49 after battling...
| Oct 6, 2013
Fast learners can now be fast graduates at Broward College.
That's the idea behind a new program changing the way students earn degrees. No longer must you sit in a class, or even log on to your computer, for a full semester to get college credit. If...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn. - Researching tomorrow's agricultural technology for today's crops is a time-honored tradition at the Syngenta Vero Beach, Fla., Research Center, where dedicated scientists have been unlocking plant potential since 1963. The site...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Last weekend's "bounce house brawl" was a chance for the University of Central Florida to play one of college's big boys on a big-network stage.
The nationally televised game was also a chance for UCF to sell itself off the field.
The school's pitch:...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Broward School Board member Abby Freedman has withdrawn her son from the public school system she helps to oversee, deciding he would be better off in private school.
Freedman, who was elected last November, now pays $23,900 to send her 12-year-old...