Category Archives: Education

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $44 Million to Support Florida’s Most Vulnerable Students and Schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Governor’s Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Education awarded $44 million in federal Unified School Improvement Grant (UniSIG) funds to support 149 struggling schools in 29 districts.   “It can be hard for struggling schools to recruit and retain top talent, and today…

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Orange County Head Start Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 School Year

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Orange County Government // Orange County Head Start is recruiting for its 2021-22 school year and seeking to fill classrooms before school begins on August 10, 2021. The Head Start program is a free early education program that offers daily well-balanced meals, individual instruction and services to enhance intellectual, emotional…

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Florida to Award $3,000 Bonus to Teachers Who Complete New Civics Education Training

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the creation of the Florida Seal of Excellence, a new professional credential for educators in civics education, during a press conference at BridgePrep Academy of Orange in Orlando, Florida. The credential is part of an additional $106 million the state will award for civics education, $65…

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Hannah-Jones Chooses Howard After N. Carolina Tenure Fight

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An investigative journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her ground-breaking work on the bitter legacy of slavery in the U.S. announced Tuesday that she will not join the faculty at the University of North Carolina following an extended tenure fight, and instead will accept a chaired professorship at Howard University.…

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Florida Chamber Honors State Rep. Randy Fine for ‘Game Changing’ School Choice Legislation

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce honored State Representative Randy Fine (R-Brevard) with the Distinguished Advocate Award during its Learners to Earners Workforce Summit at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Tuesday, and he wasn’t alone. Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson recognized a total of 23 Florida lawmakers for…

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Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis Shares Vision of ‘Bright Future’ for Florida at Education Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis invited business leaders to share his office’s vision of a bright future for Florida’s education and workforce during the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit at the Wyndham Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Tuesday. “At the Lottery, our mission is simple: to be able…

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