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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Wants Feds to Send $300 Billion to Schools During the Pandemic

“The SCHOOLS Act would require the CDC to conduct a study on the impacts of the coronavirus on children. CDC would issue updated recommendations and guidance based on these findings, to better inform state and local educational agencies on best practices," the congresswoman’s office noted. “Significant funding would then be provided to K12 public schools to procure the supplies needed to safely conduct in-person instruction or expand digital learning tools for remote instruction.”

Florida Congressional Representatives Want Betsy DeVos to Issue Child Abuse Reporting Guidance During Pandemic

The recent spate of stay-at-home orders have impacted education with schools seeing a dramatic shift to online learning, a reality that may carry well into the next fall school year. This means children are far less likely to be seen directly by teachers, other parents and coaches who may be able to spot signs of abuse and report it.
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Rick Scott Wants Info from Education Department as Schools Continue Online Learning During Coronavirus...

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos requesting additional information on resources available for schools to help students stay safe and continue their education as the nation continues to be impacted by coronavirus.
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Betsy DeVos Announces SERV Grant for Bay District Schools for Hurricane Michael Recovery

On Wednesday, U.S. Education Sec. Betsy DeVos announced the $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant for Bay District Schools which will go “to provide students with much needed mental health services" including hiring “multiple social workers and one paraprofessional for each school in the Bay District.”

Florida Leaders Divide on Party Lines Over Ron DeSantis’ First State of the State...

Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left. 
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Marco Rubio Focuses on the Damage from Hurricane Michael

Rubio surveyed the damage on Monday and Tuesday. 
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