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Ron DeSantis: Florida Helps U.S. Surpass China in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certifications

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than 7,500 students have earned an entrepreneurship and small business (ESB) certification between July 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Due to Florida’s leadership (accounting for nearly...

Ron DeSantis Wants Manny Diaz as Florida’s Education Commissioner

With state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announcing last month that he was planning to leave his post at the end of April, this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants state Sen. Manny Diaz,...

Education Reports Shows School Closures During Covid Pandemic Set Back Students

A new report from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) shows that students are falling behind on reading levels. The FDOE found that, during the 2020-21 school year, Black students were reading at much lower...

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Ending High-Stakes Testing in Florida Schools

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law which “officially replaces the Florida Standards Assessment with progress monitoring to measure students’ growth” and “makes Florida the first state in the nation to...

Ashley Moody Continues the Fight Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced on Thursday she is continuing to fight President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Moody announced she is leading a coalition of 21 state attorneys general in filing...

Karen Hiltz: Florida’s Education Freedom:‭ ‬Is it a Mirage‭?

Looking at states that offer school choice options,‭ ‬Florida is a state that has legislated several programs.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬do these programs provide benefits for all families and children‭? ‬The quick answer is‭ ‬no because...

Ron DeSantis Announces $2.3 Million for CDL Training and Workforce Education

Last week, Gov, Ron DeSantis awarded $2.3 million in funding to support rapid credentialing workforce and education programs, including Commercial Driver’s License and Logistics training. These programs will help Floridians earn high-wage jobs and support...

Ron DeSantis Announces Funds for Apprenticeship Programs Across Florida

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced more than $10 million in funding for the 2021 Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant and Apprenticeship State Expansion Grant recipients. Awarding this funding...
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Ron DeSantis Announces $8.6 Million for Workforce Training for Veterans

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $8.6 million in Get There Faster: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s Reserve Funds grants have been awarded to workforce development boards across the state to expand career...

Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Against School Mask Mandates

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will do all he can to stop school mask mandates, saying that every parent should have the right to choose what is best for their child. 
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Pinellas County Educator Named Florida’s Teacher of the Year

Sarah Ann Painter was selected from among nearly 185,000 Florida public school teachers.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida Education Department Sending $44 Million to 149 Struggling Schools

The funds provided through UniSIG will be used to support school improvement initiatives in Florida’s lowest performing five percent of schools. Teachers who teach at these low performing schools and have earned highly effective or effective ratings can receive up to $15,000.