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GOV. RON DESANTIS ANNOUNCES OVER $1 BILLION IN
EDUCATION BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS

From the Florida Times-Union
By Katherine Lewin     November 10, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his office is working on over $1 billion in education budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year, during a news conference at Jacksonville Classical Academy Wednesday. READ MORE

 

 

Florida Public Charter Schools to Celebrate National School Choice Week, Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, 2022 

Member Schools of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Encouraged to Participate 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 9, 2021) – Many of Florida’s public charter schools will be among the more than 20,000 schools expected to participate in next year’s National School Choice Week, slated for January 23 through January 29, 2022. 

Founded in 2011, National School Choice Week promotes all forms of school choice, including public charter schools, private schools, district schools, magnet schools and home schools.  According to the organization’s website, “National School Choice Week recognizes all K-12 options.  It is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education.” 

21,647 schools participated in the most recent celebration of National School Choice Week, which also touts participation by more than 50,000 school leaders, teachers, organizations, homeschooling groups and parents.  Interested potential participants can obtain more information and sign up at https://schoolchoiceweek.com/faq/

Many of Florida’s public charter schools have participated in National School Choice Week in recent years, according to FCPCS President Robert Haag.  

“National School Choice Week provides a good opportunity to boost the visibility of public charter schools in Florida and to build understanding of the role of public charter schools in Florida education,” said Haag.  “The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools encourages our member schools to be part of the 2022 celebration.” 

For more information about National School Choice Week, please visit the website www.schoolchoiceweek.com

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. 

 

 

SCHOOLS TAX WINS LANDSLIDE IN DEEP-RED MANATEE COUNTY:
HERE ARE 4 THEORIES AS TO WHY

From Herald-Tribune
By Ryan McKinnon November 3, 2021

A referendum that had been a real nail-biter in 2018 ended up a blowout in 2021.

Manatee County voters overwhelmingly approved a property tax renewal to help fund schools on Tuesday, with the “Yes” votes more than doubling the opposition. READ MORE

 

LISTEN TO PARENTS: FAMILIES SAY THEY WANT MORE SCHOOL CHOICE. WE SHOULD GIVE IT TO THEM

From USA TODAY
By Nina Rees/Opinion contributor   November 2, 2021

Schools are often regarded as the center of our society, and never has that been more true than now. Issues of health, safety, social justice, economics and infrastructure intersect at the schoolhouse door. With so many different perspectives, who should we listen to? I say we should listen to parents.  READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN & COVID-19: HAVE FUN WHILE STAYING SAFE

From The American Academy of Pediatrics - HealthyChildren.org  / October 9, 2021
For families fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the risk of being exposed to the virus during Halloween festivities may not be as scary as last year. But as COVID continues to spread, it's still important to help keep trick-or-treating and other Halloween traditions safe...read more

 
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