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Florida County Hurt by Pandemic Offers Tuition to Graduates

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — After two years of a pandemic that battered the workforce of this tourism-dependent county in central Florida, leaders had a gift for departing high school graduates this month: free tuition at either the local community college or the county technical school. Osceola County commissioners announced earlier this year that they…

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Development Projects by Anthony and Calvin Mackie will Bring Economic Boom to New Orleans East Community

NEW ORLEANS – Source: STEM Global Action // Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and CEO of STEM NOLA and STEM Global Action (SGA), said New Orleans East development projects managed separately by him and his brother, actor Anthony Mackie, will benefit community residents and help advance education in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.   This…

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“It’s Not About Having a Sheet of Paper”: Gov. DeSantis Approves Funds for Workforce Education

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced $2.3 million in funds for rapid credentialing workforce and education programs, such as Logistics and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL), during a press conference on Thursday at the Hardee Campus at South Florida State College. “If you look at our economy these days, a four-year university…

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Florida Senate President Releases Anti-Mandate Joint Legislative Agenda for Special Session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – After standing alongside Governor Ron DeSantis during his press conference in Zephyrhills Monday morning, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson published the State Senate’s legislative agenda for the upcoming Special Session in a press release. The full joint legislative agenda laser focuses on combating COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state of Florida…

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Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz as Some Teachers’ DeSantis-Signed Checks Bounce

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Source: Florida Democratic Party // Friday, the Florida Department of Education confirmed that at least fifty physical bonus checks issued to Florida educators drawing on funds from the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan were “impacted” by a banking error that caused some teacher’s checks to be returned for insufficient funds.   In…

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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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