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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 […]

Release: Update on Public Power Outages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: Jennifer Fennell (850) 597-0057 UPDATED MUNICIPAL POWER OUTAGE ESTIMATES: Approximately 141,000 Municipal Electric Utility Customers Without Power Following Hurricane Irma Down From 800,000; 659,000 Customers Restored   Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) reports that 141,000 municipal utility customers remain without power, which is approximately 10 […]

Florida Politics: Chris Nocco files constitutional proposal for crime victim rights

By Peter Schorsch Pasco County Sheriff and Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) member Chris Nocco on Wednesday filed his proposed constitutional amendment to give equal rights to crime victims. The amendment, if placed on the 2018 statewide ballot and passed by 60 percent of voters, would create a Marsy’s Law for Florida, to “bring assurance that victims of crime and their families are provided with […]

Sun Sentinel: The numbers demand tax code reform now | Opinion

By Lourdes Martin-Rosa America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and yet our tax code is at odds with this reality. As lawmakers weigh the first major tax reform in more than 30 years, we have an opportunity to level the playing field for all businesses, especially those that are women-owned. I’m the founder […]