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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.    

 

WHY WE’RE GIVING $50M TO CHARTER SCHOOLS TO HELP KIDS CATCH UP AFTER THE PANDEMIC

From The New York Post
By Michael Bloomberg       April 18, 2022

School closures and inadequate remote instruction over the last two years have created a crisis in public education.
The data are clear. Across the United States, students have fallen behind by an average of four months in math and five months in English. The results have been even worse for those children most in need, especially in schools serving mainly low-income populations, where students have fallen behind by an average of seven months. READ MORE

 

GOP GOVERNORS URGE BIDEN TO SCRAP PROPOSED CHARTER SCHOOLS FUNDING RULE

From Fox News
By Louis Casiano     April 18, 2022

A group of 18 Republican governors urged the Biden administration on Monday to get rid of a proposed rule that they say would restrict federal funding for charter schools. READ MORE

 
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