Gov. DeSantis announces $289M in education funding for Florida STEM

Florida – Wednesday morning Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at the City of Hialeah Educational Academy to announce that the state will be allocating $289 million for after-school programs that his office says “will close achievement gaps, improve STEM education and booster student resiliency.”
Below is a break-down of how the funds will be dispersed:
• $105 million will go directly to after-school and summer learning camps that help struggling students catch up.
• $47 million will go for primary 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.

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