Tag: department of education

Marco Rubio Urges Education Department to Extend Public Comment Periods on Charter School Proposals

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, and other Republicans in the U.S. Senate in urging U.S. Education Sec. Miguel Cardona to extend the department’s 30-day public comment...

Senate Confirms Gwen Graham to Assistant Secretary Post at Education Department Without Opposition

Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., to serve as assistant secretary for legislation and congressional affairs at the U.S. Department of Education without opposition. Back in April, President Joe...
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Marco Rubio Introduces Bill to Stop Federal Funds for Teaching Critical Race Theory

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a proposal that would “prohibit federal funding to promote divisive concepts, such as Critical Race Theory, under the priorities outlined in the U.S. Department of Education’s...

Casey DeSantis Leads Children and Youth Cabinet Meeting on Mental Health, Student Resiliency

On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency in Florida’s students.

Florida’s Senators Back Joni Ernst’s School Reopening and Spending Transparency Act

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s, R-Iowa, “ School Reopening and Spending Transparency Act” which “ would require the U.S. Department of Education to publish information on the status of taxpayer dollars and schools’ operating status.”

Florida Ranks Third in Education Week’s Quality Counts K-12 Rankings But Lags Behind in...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration showcased how the report offered Florida a “B-” grade on K-12 Achievement grade, above the national average of a “C” grade.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation Expands Program Assisting Homeless Families with Schoolchildren

The program assists homeless families in regaining housing stability and economic self-sufficiency, while also ensuring their school-aged children remain on track with their education.

Donna Shalala Takes Aim at Chinese Regime’s Confucius Institutes

Shalala introduced the “Concerns Over Nations Funding University Campus Institutes in the United States Act” (CONFUCIUS Act) on Monday with U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, as a cosponsor.

Florida Department of Education Increases Access to Child Care Services During Pandemic

“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.”

Rick Scott Releases First Step of Plan to Get Economy Moving Again After Coronavirus...

It will not be easy – it will take strategic foresight, determination and diligence, and most importantly a commitment from everyone, but I know that after we heal the sick, we can also heal our broken economy and get back to work.”

Ron DeSantis, Richard Corcoran Announce 32,600 Laptops Being Sent to School Districts Across Florida

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that more than 32,600 laptops computers will be distributed to 34 school districts--mostly smaller and rural--across the state.

Jimmy Patronis: DFS Offers Online Financial Literacy Resources for Students

With students across Florida taking classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic and April being Financial Literacy Month, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased online financial literacy classes.