Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Civics and Debate Initiative with The Marcus Foundation

On January 27, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative with The Marcus Foundation for elevating civic knowledge, civic skills and civic disposition for middle and high school students. The Marcus Foundation has committed $5 million over a three-year period to the Florida Education Foundation to increase our students’ access […]

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees Address Human Trafficking Prevention Ahead of Super Bowl LIV

On January 27, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. — Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees highlighted the important role the Florida Department of Health has in identifying and helping victims of human trafficking, many of whom are minors. Florida will play host to the National Football League’s 54th Super Bowl on February 2nd at the […]

DeSantis/Nuñez Administrative Schedule for Monday, January 27, 2020

On January 27, 2020, in Governor and Lt. Governor Schedule, by Staff

DeSantis/Nuñez Administrative Schedule for Monday, January 27, 2020

DeSantis/Nuñez Administrative Schedule for Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Sunday, January 26, 2020

On January 25, 2020, in Governor and Lt. Governor Schedule, by Staff

DeSantis/Nuñez Administrative Schedule for Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Sunday, January 26, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s New B.E.S.T. K-12 Standards

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Naples, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that the Florida Department of Education has completed the review of Florida’s K-12 academic standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics and made recommendations for revisions. The proposed Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards will provide the foundation for teaching […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 8,000 Reading Scholarships Available to Help Students Enhance Skills

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady also announces new pilot programs for Math, Reading Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis urged Florida parents and schools to take advantage of more than 8,000 Reading Scholarships available through the Florida Department of Education to help public school students in grades 3-5 improve their reading skills. First Lady DeSantis said […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Unemployment Rate Has Dropped to a Record Low

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to a remarkable, record low of 3.0 percent in December 2019.  Additionally, the labor force continued to increase with 220,000 Floridians entering the workforce over the year. “My administration continues to pursue bold priorities for Florida, and our efforts to diversify the economy […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area’s Unemployment Rate Dropped to 2.7 Percent in December 2019

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 2,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in December, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area were […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created Nearly 31,000 New Jobs, Second Highest in the State

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 30,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in December, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Businesses Grow, Creating 13,000 New Jobs

On January 24, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 4,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.5 percent in December, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 8,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]