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Florida back to school 2023 is missing nearly 7,000 teachers, due to Gov. DeSantis’ anti-education agenda
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- Each child gets only one first day of kindergarten, one first day of middle school and one first day of their senior year. Florida’s educators are dedicated to making sure each of those first days, and every school day that follows, are full of learning and joy. Unfortunately, thousands of students will show up to their first day of school in Florida this year to find they don’t have a permanent teacher, says the Florida Education Association (FEA).
FLORIDA NEWSWIRE – OPINION: For a group that laments on constitutional purism, I’m always amazed at Republicans' attack on our First Amendment rights. It appears that to them, the Second Amendment right is hard and fast, but the first is based on the whims of its radical government.
OP-ED: Tell us what you really think, DeSantis. The governor’s great escape from the abortion debate
FLORIDA NEWSWIRE: OPINION -- When I read that Governor Ron DeSantis was not allowing press in the election-year Republican Summit in Hollywood, Fl, I wasn’t surprised. Irrespective of his repetitive slamming of the “corporate media,” I knew that there was more to the coincidental timing of the overturning of Roe and the inability for the press to access the previously attainable pass.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. /FLORIDA NEWSWIRE/ -- This week, on Jan. 12, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $17 million has been awarded to the City of Bonita Springs in Lee County through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. Funding will be used to make critical improvements to 2.5 miles of stormwater infrastructure and will repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Thursday (July 22), Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced that Florida is investing $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. On June 29, Governor DeSantis signed HB 3, creating the “New Worlds Reading Initiative,” Florida’s first statewide book distribution program.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Prepaid College Board will lower Prepaid Plan prices by $1.3 billion, a reduction benefitting 224,000 current customers. Nearly half of the affected families will have refunds available totaling more than $500 million.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- On Monday (Jan 28), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State. Lee has extensive judicial and legal experience and was appointed by former Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, where she was subsequently unchallenged in her reelection.