Proposed Solutions to Keep Our Students Safe.

Senior members of state leadership are putting significant policy changes on the table in the wake of last week’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. This includes the kinds of gun safety measures that have received little attention in the Republican-dominated Legislature in previous years. The proposals are in consideration for the busloads of students…

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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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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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