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Florida schools get 49.4% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 1, 2019

More than 49 percent of Florida public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 19th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

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Florida offers 101 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 2, 2019

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida number 101, the ninth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Family

SHANE'S RIB SHACK: Watch out Henry County,

By Press release submission | Nov 2, 2019

Sheriff McBrayer came out to surprise our founder, Shane Thompson, at the Original Shack yesterday.

Education

STERLING PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: CONGRATULATIONS to our Sterling Park Employee of the Year, Mrs. Afram!

By Press release submission | Nov 2, 2019

Thank you for the AMAZING work that you do with our students each and every day! We are SO proud to have you represent us!

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Which Florida schools receive the most state student aid?

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 4, 2019

University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

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Obituary for Louis Agostini

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Louis (Lou) Agostini, died peacefully surrounded by his family in the Florida Hospital Hospice of Orlando on October 29, 2019 at the age of 91.

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Obituary: William N Zimmerman

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

William N Zimmerman, 93, Edgewater FL passed away November 1, 2019.

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Obituary: Lorraine Marilyn “Rainy” Bomhard

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Lorraine Marilyn “Rainy” Bomhard passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on November 3, 2019.

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13.5% of Florida residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 8, 2019

Florida residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.5 percent of the state’s population, the 12th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

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Florida K-12 schools paid out $10,489 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 9, 2019

Public schools in Florida spent $10,489 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 12th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

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These schools have the worst 'on time' graduation rates in Florida

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 11, 2019

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, Professional Hands Institute and City College-Hollywood have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in Florida, according to an analysis of federal data.

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Obituary: Harry Boock Sperry

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Harry Boock Sperry, age 86, of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7th, at Halifax Hospice – OPIS Coquina Center, Ormond Beach after a lengthy illness with cancer.

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Obituary: William Basil Sipes

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

William Basil Sipes affectionately known as “Bill on the hill” departed on his one way flight to Gloryland, November 6, 2019, after traveling a long and rocky road of illness.

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Obituary: Marilia Da Costa Rodrigues

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Marilia Da Costa Rodrigues, 68, of Lehigh Acres, passed away November 6, 2019 at Hope Hospice House in Lehigh Acres, FL.

Education

THE GENEVA SCHOOL: House Games!

By Press release submission | Nov 14, 2019

Upper Schoolers honored student art, choir, photography, academic and athletic accomplishments.

Education

TUSKAWILLA MONTESSORI ACADEMY: Historic Timeline Event

By Press release submission | Nov 14, 2019

After the presentation, students went to a nearby nursing home for a visit. Here are some fun pictures of that day.

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43 jurisdictions, not including Florida, require sales tax collections for online purchases

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 15, 2019

Florida is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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Florida children in foster care numbered 24,404 last year

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 15, 2019

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