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Naples Daily News: Commentary: Tourism aids Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Naples

By Jack Wert, Executive director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau Three weeks ago, record-breaking Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, heavily impacting several cities across the state and leaving millions without power. However, the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in concert with Collier County government officials have worked tirelessly […]

Miami Herald: Florida schools growing more segregated — and the problem is worst in Miami, study says

BY KYRA GURNEY While Florida has become more diverse over the past two decades, its schools have grown increasingly segregated. And nowhere is the problem more acute than in Miami. That’s according to a new study from Florida State University’s LeRoy Collins Institute, which found that one-fifth of the state’s schools are intensely segregated, with African-American and […]

RELEASE: Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Encourages Congress to Pass the New GOP Tax Reform Plan

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Encourages Congress to Pass the New GOP Tax Reform Plan Florida small businesses will greatly benefit from lower tax rates STATEWIDE, Fla. – The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition of Florida commend our congressional members and the White House for […]

Tampa Bay Times: Study: Despite Florida’s diversity, its public schools are becoming more segregated

News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Although Florida is becoming a more racially diverse state, its public school system is becoming more segregated, a new study from the LeRoy Collins Institute shows. “Student enrollment trends in Florida over the past decades show growing racial isolation for Hispanic and black students on some measures, with signs […]

WTXL: Local institute hosts ‘Separate Not Equal’ conference

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Leroy Collins Institute is hosting a ‘Separate Not Equal’ conference where they will release their latest report, “Patterns of Resegregation in Florida Schools.” The report charts resegregation starting in 1994 and on, finding that one-fifth of Florida k through 12 public schools are intensely segregated, and that around one-third of Hispanic […]

Sunshine State News: Florida’s Tourism Industry Stands Together Following Hurricane Irma

By GIL LANGLEY Hurricane Irma touched nearly all parts of Florida, but now that the sun is shining once again, our state’s tourism industry stands together as we recover and rebuild. The entire industry has come together to support those that were impacted. We are especially ready to help our friends in The Keys. As a […]

RELEASE: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for Puerto Rico STATEWIDE –  The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today launched efforts to provide immediate relief to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria recovery through a charitable initiative called “Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.” “Our hearts go out to Puerto […]

Sunshine State News: The State of Higher Education in Tragedy and Calm

By ED MOORE, PH.D. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have laid waste to large sections of two of our largest states. Our news is full of tragic stories, but also replete with heroic efforts by many, as well as an intense spirit of giving and caring. By nature, we are a good people and in our hearts […]

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