Governor Ron DeSantis wants Florida to be known as ‘The Education State’ —and he’s putting his (Florida’s) money where his mouth is, announcing nearly $300 million in new education funding. According to DeSantis’ office, this commitment “will close achievement gaps, improve STEM education and booster student resiliency.”
Funding break down is as follows:
- $105 million to after-school and summer learning camps that help struggling students catch up.
- $47 million for materials aligned to Florida’s new standards for English, math, civics and Holocaust education.
- $50 million will go to support reading intervention and professional development for reading coaches.
- $44 million will go to support STEM and hands-on learning programs.
- $22.5 million will go for resources to help parents be more involved in their children’s education
- $5 million will be to establish Regional Mental Health Resiliency Teams that serve students.
Watch the announcement below: