U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees U.S. Department of Education April 9, 2021 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency,…

FLDOE Emergency Order 2021 EO-02

Today, the Florida Department of Education submitted the federal waiver of certain ESSA requirements and also released EO-02 related to waiving strict adherence to the Florida Education Code (pursuant to Executive Order 20-52, made necessary by the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency). You can read the EO HERE (slide deck available later today).

NSBA Federal Update – April 2, 2021

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team April 2, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update Congressional Update President Biden Unveils Infrastructure Proposal On Wednesday, March 31, the Biden administration released a long-awaited legislative proposal to invest roughly $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects and related efforts over the next eight years. Dubbed the “American Jobs Plan,” the proposal outlines…

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, Media@eog.myflorida.com Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers Palm Harbor, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers for grades Pre-K through 12th grade in Florida. The funding for…

Gov. DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonus for public school teachers (Source: WWSB)

Gov. DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonus for public school teachers Florida Governor Ron Desantis (Source: WWSB)(WTVY News 4) By WCTV Staff Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT|Updated: 23 minutes ago PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WCTV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking the Florida Legislature to approve a $1,000 bonus for public school principals and classroom teachers statewide in…

NSBA Weekly Federal Update (March 26)

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team March 26, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update   Congressional Update House Releases Community Project Funding Guidance On Tuesday, March 23, the House Appropriations Committee formally published guidance regarding the process for Members of Congress to request “Community Project Funding”—the committee’s new term for appropriations earmarks. As previously shared, House appropriations…

ARTICLE: Deep-dive: House budget loaded with infrastructure and resiliency funds via Florida Politics

Deep-dive: House budget loaded with infrastructure and resiliency funds Peter SchorschMarch 29, 20217min1 Infrastructure and resiliency are the key words in the House. The House and Senate budgets are out, and we’ve spent the weekend going through them with a fine-toothed comb. The House budget is quite a bit heftier because, unlike the Senate, it…

House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Recommendations (3/25)

House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Recommendations (3/25) Budget Packet (Click HERE for 3/24 post with Senate highlights) Total: $19.4B (increase of $2.7B to this base year budget) Assumes decline of 48K+ decline in enrollment Includes $334M student reserve allocation (to accommodate the scenario in which students return) Of note: Class Size Reduction Allocation is decreased…