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DESANTIS SIGNS TAX ‘HOLIDAYS,’ GAS-TAX BREAK

From WPBF.com

By Florida News Service    May 9, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —
A series of sales-tax “holidays” on such things as school clothes, hurricane supplies and tools and a suspension of the state gas tax in October topped a package signed into law Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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STATEWIDE INITIATIVE DELIVERS FREE BOOKS TO STUDENTS WHO NEED READING HELP

From WLRN 91.3 FM
By Scott Luxor | South Florida Sun Sentinel
Published May 9, 2022

South Florida elementary students who are having a hard time keeping up with their reading level are now being given a boost. READ MORE

 

EDUCATION LEADERS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS APPLAUD MANNY DÍAZ CONFIRMATION AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER

From Florida Politics 

By Jesse Scheckner  -  April 29, 2022 

‘Sen. Díaz is the right person for the right job at the right time.’

It didn’t take long after the State Board of Education cast a unanimous vote Friday confirming Senator Manny Diaz as the Florida’s next Commissioner of Education for congratulations to started pouring in...read more

 

Hillsborough County Kicks Off Hurricane Preparedness Week 2022

From Hillsboroughcounty.org  -  May 3, 2022

Be prepared and stay safe this season.

Hillsborough County's Office of Emergency Management is prepared to help keep residents safe no matter what the disaster. Whether the threat is man-made or a natural hazard such as lightning, tornado, wildfire, flood, a pandemic, hurricane or other tropical storm, preparedness is key to reacting and recovering from a disaster...read more

 

Florida Public Charter Schools to Celebrate National Charter Schools Week May 8 to May 14, 2022

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Member Schools Likely to Participate in Celebration

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (April 25, 2022) – Many of Florida’s more than 702 public charter schools are expected to participate in this year’s National Charter Schools Week celebration, slated for May 8 to May 14, 2022.  National Charter Schools Week is an official program of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, based in Washington, D.C.

This year's theme is “National Charter Schools Week 2022: Charter Schools Rising.”  2022 is the 31st anniversary year of the first charter school law, "which changed the future of public education and student success forever,” according to the website of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Many of Florida’s public charter schools have been active participants in National Charter Schools Week during past years, according to the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools.

“This is a great opportunity to increase visibility and recognition of public charter schools in Florida,” said Robert Haag, President of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools.  “The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools encourages our member schools to once again take part in this year’s celebration, in order to showcase their educational accomplishments and increase awareness and understanding of Florida’s public charter schools.”

For more information about National Charter Schools Week, visit the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website at https://www.publiccharters.org/what-you-can-do/celebrate-national-charter-schools-week

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is the leading charter school membership association in the state, with a membership of nearly 75 percent of all operating charter schools.  Since its inception in 1999, FCPCS has been dedicated to creating a national model of high quality, accredited public charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven.  FCPCS provides a wide array of technical support, mentoring, training, networking, and purchasing services to its membership, as well as serving as an advocate for all Florida public charter schools.    

 
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