2016 Legislative Session Recognitions

Last week, two important groups announced that they have recognized me for my work in the 2016 Legislative Session. The Foundation for Florida’s Future has named me to their honor roll for my role in education legislation. I appreciate their comments about our efforts this session: “Representative Manny Diaz was instrumental in bringing forward and…

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Together We Can Achieve More

It’s so important for leaders at all levels of government to work together on behalf of the constituents we serve. It was my pleasure to work with City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam during this legislative session to secure $530,000 in funding for a cultural center and nearly half a million dollars for the Miramar…

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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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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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