Friday, November 27, 2020
Other signers include Republican U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Mike Lee of Utah and James Lankford of Oklahoma. 
No matter if the U.S. is experiencing a robust economy or a recession, parents deserve to know how the candidates will protect their children’s future by ensuring that they understand the critical value of enabling states, local communities and families to create strong educational systems tailored to fit their child’s learning needs.
This partnership seeks to ensure Florida families have internet access to supplement the hard work achieved in the classroom and coincides with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million.
“As parents, Governor DeSantis and I are passionate about helping Florida’s children reach their full potential. In addition to the value of in-person instruction, this initiative supports children who have already faced significant personal challenges beyond their control,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis.
An Orlando Sentinel story focused on how Florida remains the only state with a public college and university systems that require potential students to take standardized tests. While that certainly is a factor as to why schools across the state are seeing less applicants, there are other factors at work as well. 
As many classrooms and assignments have shifted online, students and schools in more rural and low-income areas have faced challenges with broadband connectivity and access to reliable devices.
In addition to FAMU, the first wave of schools to benefit from the foundation’s investment include Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana.  Up to four more testing hubs will be added in the coming weeks, the foundation noted.
In some areas of the region, more than half of their childcare and preschool facilities were lost or severely damaged.
The authorities granted to the USDA would impact the Sunshine State directly, as Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) estimates that, due to COVID-19, Florida school lunch providers face $262 million in sale and reimbursement losses.
Florida Daily spoke with Bishirjian about his new book and other topics.