“Our first responders and health care professionals are on the front lines fighting COVID-19,” said Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Monday. “These individuals are critical to providing medical care to those affected by the virus, and finding child care for their own children while performing these life-saving jobs allows them to continue serving the public. The Department of Education is committed to doing everything it can to help first responders and health care professionals find quality child care services while school campuses are closed.”
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum was able to get the provision included during the U.S House Appropriations Committee markup of the Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill which passed on a voice vote. Congress is expected to pass the minibus before adjourning. 
Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Aquaculture announced a new program providing teaching to high school students in Franklin County about oyster aquaculture. Made possible by an...
Castor said the funds come from the $2.2 trillion stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed on at the end of last month and will go to the University of South Florida (USF), University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College.
HB 629 from state Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, who sits on the Gaming Control Subcommittee, would prohibit the use of personal electronic devices to play, store, redeem, sell, or purchase lottery tickets or games.
Rubio got some help from the Sunshine State last week as U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-NC, to bring out the House version of the bill.
With Florida schools gearing to open back up this month, many school districts are weighing their options again on enforcing mask mandates for students and require social distancing. Last week, parents stood outside the Broward County School Board to show their opposition...
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
The University of North Florida (UNF) is showcasing recent data from the U.S. Department of Education showing it has one of the lowest student default rates in the country. UNF noted on Monday that it “ranks among the Top 25...
“According to the National Education Association, Florida ranks 26th in the nation for starting teacher pay at $37,636. With this investment of over $600 million, raising the minimum salary to $47,500 will rank Florida second in the nation for starting teacher pay,” the governor’s office noted.