Friday, July 23, 2021
Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that he was turning to the two prominent legislators to help his new administration. 
In 2019, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.. paired up on the “ELEVATE ACT,” a bill “to ensure that states like Florida and Connecticut receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students.
With the help of Dr. Bill Kent, the chairman of the board for the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Florida TaxWatch unveiled “Every Child a Swimmer” on Monday.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has hit the ground running and, after a little more than a month in office, has won strong support in Florida. 
The proposal “amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase civics education programs in our nation’s schools” by increasing “funding for innovative and evidence-based civics learning and teaching programs, including hands-on civic engagement activities, online and video game-based learning, service learning, and participation in student governance.”
The two men who want to be the next governor of Florida left nothing on the table in their final debate in Davie on Wednesday night which was televised to a statewide audience.
All 67 counties in Florida have elected school boards--but a state representative is pushing for an appointed school board, at least in his county.
“Over the past year and beyond, Florida has led on prioritizing the education and wellbeing of our state’s students,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis. “This emergency order will empower students, families and teachers with data on students’ progress and growth and provide them with the necessary tools to create the best educational experience for each individual.”
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke at the Heritage Foundation on the future of higher education and his efforts to keep higher education costs in line and help students enter the workforce. During his speech, Scott announced five proposals to lower the cost of higher education.
Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo came out swinging against the proposal.