Miami-Dade’s Public Schools Stand to Gain with Updated Study of Costs

State Representative Manny Diaz Jr. of Miami Lakes has proposed HB 495 requiring the state conduct a study of the District Cost Differential (DCD) every ten years.  Representative Diaz is the Chair of the House Education Appropriations Committee in the Florida House of Representatives.   In 2004, the School District Price Level Index funding formula within…

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Florida Lawmakers Ask Top State Officials to Take Displaced Puerto Rican Students

In preparation for communities to take in Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria, five Florida lawmakers are asking the state’s top education official to grant flexibility to public schools so they can accommodate additional students in the coming months. A letter sent to state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart on Monday by the lawmakers formally asked…

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