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Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Letting High Schoolers Graduate, Third Graders Advance Without State...

“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.”

Dennis Baxley Wants to Reform Financial Aid to Boost Market-Driven Degree Programs

Baxley’s bill “revamps postsecondary financial aid programs to maximize value for the student and for Florida taxpayers through a focus on targeted programs that directly lead to employment.”

Department of Education Unveils Proposed Standards as Common Core Eliminated in Florida

These new standards are a result of the governor’s continued opposition to Common Core. At the start of last year, DeSantis issued an executive order “outlining a path for Florida to improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future.”
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Richard Corcoran, Casey DeSantis Help Board of Education Implement Substance Abuse Initiative

This week the State Board of Education is implementing an initiative focused on substance abuse for students in grades K-12.

Bill Galvano Names State Senators to Talent Development, Alzheimer’s, Crime, Human Trafficking Groups

Last week, Florida state Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, turned to fellow senators to serve on committees outside the Legislature.
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State Board of Education Picks Executive Director to Lead Florida Virtual School

This week, Dr. Louis Algaze was selected by the State Board of Education to serve as the executive director of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
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Ron DeSantis Names Transition Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development

On Thursday, incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis and incoming Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez announced the names of more than 40 advisors who will serve on the committee.

Florida State Board of Education Keeps Pam Stewart as Commissioner

State Board of Education Chairwoman Marva Johnson praised Stewart for her efforts. 
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Florida College System Foundation Readies Scholarships for Healthcare, First Generation Students

At the State Board of Education meeting at the end of last week, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart presented Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega with more than $1 million to help first-generation college students and students interested in healthcare. 
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