| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Florida should spend $45 million next year on college financial aid to make up for deep cuts to its popular Bright Futures scholarship program, university officials say, or many disadvantaged students might be shut out of a higher education.
| Sep 6, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Shortly after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in digital media, Nick Pettit joined a key startup in Orlando's high-tech industry.
Pettit was one of the first two employees at Treehouse, a computer-programming school...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers.
The three-day "tax holiday" falls just before the start of school, which is Aug. 11 in Seminole County...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Florida universities have a shameful record of failure in obtaining convictions for rapes reported to campus police.
Of the 55 rape accusations at the state's public universities in the past two years, only seven ended in arrests. And of those cases,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Former University of Central Florida student Steven Sotloff would have liked a quiet life in South Florida, where he could watch the Miami Dolphins and work a run-of-the-mill office job, a family spokesman said Wednesday.
But the Middle East and the...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday.
Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Walt Disney World has scaled back one of its newest events, Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights Live.
The $79 three-hour party during the Food & Wine Festival that starts this week was originally scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Disney has cut it...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that?
Didn't think so.
Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Doing a Google search for video scholarship contests, David Ramirez stumbled upon Bridgestone's Teens Drive Smart program and decided to enter.
To his surprise, the freshman film major at the University of Central Florida won third place in the video...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.
Get free coffee on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29
Guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the Orlando area and receive a free medium cup...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
My laptop screen shows a bar scene. A rainbow of liquor bottles lines a shelf in the background — green, blue, pink and white.
In the foreground is a glass on a wooden bar. I'm being asked to use my mouse to virtually pour beer from the tap.