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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Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. fighting back against the Federal Government

Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. is championing a bill to protect Floridians from skyrocketing energy costs. Hialeah- Representative Manny Diaz Jr. is leading the fight in the Florida House of Representatives against the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, a new set of regulations that could cost Florida families millions of dollars. In…

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New jobs for District 103 thanks to Gov. Rick Scott!

Governor Scott said, “Today I’m proud to announce 1st Choice Aerospace’s creation of 40 new jobs in Miramar. While 1st Choice Aerospace had the opportunity to expand in Kentucky, they ultimately chose Florida as the best place to grow their business. As a right-to-work state with zero personal income tax and low corporate tax rates,…

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