Paid Work Equals Volunteer Time In Bright Futures Law

Paid Work Equals Volunteer Time In Florida Bright Futures Law Signed By Gov. DeSantis

Paid employment can be substituted for volunteer hours to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis said the measure (HB 461) will help students who have to work and are unable to meet volunteer-hour requirements. “So, you…

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Departing Florida Education Secretary Richard Corcoran rejected roughly two of every five math textbooks proposed for public schools because they conflicted with Florida’s new state standards or “contained prohibited topics,” the Education Department said in a press release Friday.

Smaller Florida Districts Could Be Cut Out Of Textbook Deals

Some of Florida’s most financially strapped small school districts could have paid thousands of dollars more for textbooks than their larger counterparts, and local officials are asking state leaders to do something about it. A whistleblower identified as “John/Jane Doe” recently sent allegations to state…

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