Category: Education

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Indian River Lagoon Focus of TechCon September 27 at Florida Tech

Scientists and researchers from around Florida will discuss the latest efforts to heal the ailing Indian River Lagoon as Florida Institute of Technology’s Indian River Lagoon Research Institute convenes its 5th annual Technical Conference on Coastal Water Quality Friday, September 27.

Brevard Public Schools Makes Opening Raise Offer; Teachers Union Quits Talks

Brevard Public Schools made its opening salary offer Tuesday to teachers represented by the Brevard Federation of Teachers. The district expected to negotiate in good faith over the next several days on a significantly better pay raise for teachers in 2019-2020. However, BFT leaders declined to negotiate Tuesday and said they were “done” for the week.

Lt. Col. Scott Waggoner Shapes Merritt Island JROTC Program into Powerhouse Among High Schools in Florida

With the assistance of retired first sergeant Juan Torres, Waggoner has shaped Merritt Island’s JROTC into a powerhouse program that is considered the top school in Florida for ROTC college scholarships and appointments to the military academies.

WATCH: Titusville Native and UCF Senior Christopher Clifford Awarded Prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Award Created in 1984 by Mercury 7 astronauts SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Titusville native and University of Central Florida senior Christopher Clifford is one of only 52 college students in the nation awarded the prestigious Astronaut […]

NASA Invites Public School Students to Name Next Mars Rover 2020 Through Essay Contest

Starting Tuesday, K-12 students in U.S. public, private and home schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Eastern Florida State College Will Remain Closed Through Sept. 3 Due to Hurricane Dorian

Eastern Florida State College is closed effective Friday, Aug. 30, through Tuesday Sept. 3, because of Hurricane Dorian, a powerful storm that has slowed its track through the Atlantic, causing a delay in a mandatory evacuation order for parts of Brevard County, which will now start at 8 AM Monday.

Florida Tech’s Funk Textile Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Attendance Have Grown Steadily Since 2009

Florida Tech’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts marks its 10th anniversary this month as the unique museum’s growing permanent collection and creative exhibitions continue to solidify its position as a major cultural attraction on the Space Coast and beyond.

Quest Elementary’s Virginia Hamilton to Be Honored With National Association for Gifted Children Award

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced Virginia Hamilton, a Gifted Student Program Teacher at Quest Elementary School, will receive the 2019 NAGC Community Service Award, which is presented to an individual or organization that has made contributions that benefit gifted young people in the community, state, or nation.