Monday, July 6, 2020
This announcement comes in advance of the 145th anniversary of Mary McLeod Bethune’s birthday, celebrated on July 10.
The governor’s office offered “Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.”
Back in October, DeSantis called for raising new teacher salaries to $47,500 in an effort to attract better educators and retain them. This week, DeSantis announced “the approval of $500 million in the state’s budget that will be signed in the coming days, dedicated to raising teacher salaries in Florida.
This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill from state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, to mandate “a uniformed statewide Holocaust education curriculum and education on the Ocoee Election Day massacre of 1920 in Florida’s public schools”
Through one-on-one interviews and surveys in both English and Spanish, the Lastinger Center for Learning will interview students, parents, teachers and administrators across Florida on how the pandemic impacted education.
Back in March, Scott brought out a proposal to reform how foreign nationals are trained at American bases. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is cosponsoring the bill in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., is championing the bill in the U.S. House with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
Shalala, who served as president of Hunter College and the University of Miami and as the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, noted the bill “requires reporting on teacher programs that are related to success in the classroom, such as admission standards, clinical preparation requirements, and outcome measures such as placement, retention, and performance. She weighed in on the proposal on Friday. 
Scammers are targeting students via emails that appear to be sent from a college or university advertising fictitious work-from-home employment opportunities. The scammers obtain personal information from the student while posing as a university representative. Savvy scammers convince students to cash counterfeit checks and send them the money.
The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to exceptional Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.
FloridaShines, the state’s student hub of innovative educational services, announced this week has launched a new webpage featuring links to virtual tours from Florida colleges and universities.