School Progress in Florida Starts With You

Every student in Florida should have an equal opportunity to succeed academically, go to college, and build a career. But Hispanic students in the state face significant barriers that are negatively impacting their financial and professional futures.

YOU have the power to elect leaders who will put students first and shape Florida’s public schools for the better. But before you act on November 6, you need to know what’s at stake.

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Florida’s Education Plan Wins Federal Approval, but Civil Rights Groups Push Back

All About ESSA: Veteran Florida Educator Rosa Castro Feinberg Explains Why Civil Rights Advocates Are Critical of the State’s Newly Approved Education Plan

Disability Attorney Says Florida Education Fails Underserved Students

Teaching Future Teachers: Florida International University Professor Ryan Pontier Discusses How Florida’s ESSA Plan Changes How He Teaches Education

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UnidosUS and our Affiliates and partners are committed to raising awareness about Florida’s education policies. We’re doing this by closely monitoring the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a federal law designed to level the playing field for underserved students, including Blacks, Latinos, the disabled, and the state’s nearly 300,000 English language learners, many of whom are Hispanic.

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