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Families needing free school lunches can apply ahead
of school year as pandemic waivers expire

From ClickOrlando.com
By Ezzy Castro - July 12, 2022

School nutritionist encourages families to submit applications for free, reduced lunch programs

ORLANDO, Fla. – In less than a month, most Central Florida students will be back in class for the 2022-23 school year which means many will be back in the cafeteria eating breakfast and lunch.  READ MORE

 

There are new rules governing federal grants for charter schools. What difference will they make?

From Forbes.com

By Peter Greene - July 11, 2022

The federal Charter School Program (CSP) has been handing out grants for opening and expanding charter schools since 1995; in recent years, there has been increasing criticism of the program...read more

 

Florida School Grades Far Exceed Expectations

From Florida Dept of Education Press Office
July 7, 2022

~ Data shows Florida’s schools performed much better than expected due to policies that kept schools open and kept students in the classroom ~

Tallahassee, Fla., July 7, 2022 – Today, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released school grades for the 2021-2022 academic year, which show that schools statewide exceeded expectations. The 2021-2022 school grades mark the first full school grade data release since 2019 due to the lack of assessments in the 2019-2020 school year and the opt-in nature of the 2020-2021 school grades. FDOE applauds the hard work of Florida’s students, parents, teachers and school leaders as their collective efforts to support student achievement resulted in school grades that defied conventional wisdom and established a foundation for further closing achievement gaps.  READ MORE

 

WHAT NEW 2022 FLORIDA LAWS GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1?

From The Daytona Beach News-Journal
By Jason Delgado - USA TODAY NETWORK FLORIDA  -  June 30, 2022

Nearly 150 laws are going into effect Friday, including some dealing with abortion, school safety, loud music and more.  READ MORE

 


 

FLORIDA UNAFFECTED BY HIGH COURT RULING ON PUBLIC AID FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

 

 
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