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Rick Scott Outlines Education Priorities in Letter to Miguel Cardona

In his letter, Scott discussed the importance of reopening our schools, addressing the student debt crisis, keeping higher education affordable, and ensuring students and families have the opportunity to choose the education that best fits their needs.
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Joe Biden Nominates Gwen Graham for Assistant Secretary Post at Education Department

“Gwen Graham, who honed her commitment to public service as a leader in Florida’s local public schools, is a respected former Member of Congress with a reputation for fairness, compassion, and problem-solving,” the White House noted on Friday
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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.”
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Dr. Karen Hiltz: Time to Define Civics in K-12 Education

Given the most recent testing scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, U.S. Department of Education), it’s no wonder civics is on the radar.

Kathy Castor Calls on Ron DeSantis to Speed Up Federal Aid to Hillsborough County...

The U.S. Department of Education made these funds available to Florida on January 6 but they have not yet been allocated to benefit students and schools.
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Alcee Hastings Unveils Bill to Help Surviving Families of Teachers Killed in School Shootings,...

Hastings brought out the “Teacher Victims' Family Assistance Act with the support of six Democrats as co-sponsors including U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.
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Laura Zorc: Expect More Federal Interference on Education if Joe Biden is Elected President

No matter if the U.S. is experiencing a robust economy or a recession, parents deserve to know how the candidates will protect their children’s future by ensuring that they understand the critical value of enabling states, local communities and families to create strong educational systems tailored to fit their child’s learning needs.
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Ron DeSantis Showcases More Than $123 Million Headed to HBCUs Across Florida

This announcement comes in advance of the 145th anniversary of Mary McLeod Bethune’s birthday, celebrated on July 10.

Ron DeSantis Transforms Florida Supreme Court as He Adds Carlos Muñiz

Muñiz becomes the second Hispanic to serve on the state Supreme Court and is the third appointment DeSantis made to that court since taking office two weeks ago. 
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Marco Rubio’s College Savings Account Proposal Signed into Law

Trump signed Rubio’s “American Dream Accounts Act" from Rubio and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Rubio’s and Coons’ proposal was included in the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.”

FAMU President Larry Robinson Names to National STEM Advisory Panel

The new national advisory panel was created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education.
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