Help Manny Diaz Fight Maduro’s Communist Regime in Venezuela!

Venezuelans are a proud people with a rich heritage and beautiful country, but unfortunately their government has squandered their natural resources, committed countless human rights abuses, and left the country in ruin. Despite countless protests from its citizens who hope for freedom from the oppressive rule they live under today, the Venezuelan regime remains firmly…

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Manny Diaz Jr. Qualifies By Petition!

The Manny Diaz Campaign announced that the Florida Department of State has verified that he has exceeded the 2,311 signatures required for ballot access. Diaz, who has represented District 103 in the Florida House of Representatives since 2012, is running for the District 36 seat in the Florida Senate. “I’m excited that our campaign has…

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Legislature File Bill to Ban Investing with Ties to Maduro

Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced on Tuesday that State Representative Manny Diaz Jr., along with two other Miami-area Republican lawmakers, have filed legislation to prohibit Florida from doing business with companies involved with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. Representative Manny Diaz Jr. is a prime-cosponsor of this bill. He along with House Speaker Pro Tempore Jeanette…

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Florida’s school class size limits reviewed

A 2013 state law aimed at giving Florida public schools flexibility similar to that of charter schools has fast become a way for districts to avoid the most expensive provisions of the 2002 class-size reduction amendment. The rule let campuses deemed “schools of choice” calculate their class size as a school average, rather than as…

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Florida education news in review

Florida’s education world kicked into high gear this past week, as educators and policy makers returned from a week long holiday break. The Legislature held several committee meetings, discussing issues as wide ranging as teacher bonuses, computer coding and reading instruction. Districts, meanwhile, pushed for more recess, looked for more substitute teachers, and sought ways…

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