More changes are coming to Florida’s public schools, colleges and universities.
On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a sweeping education bill that will revamp the state’s high school graduation requirements and place new emphasis on coursework that prepares students for high-tech careers. The law will also create two new diploma designations: one for teenagers seeking technical training and another for teenagers pursuing college-level classes.
The legislation will also:
• Enable state universities to qualify as “preeminent research universities” and receive additional money for online initiatives and high-tech degree programs.