Florida teacher’s union calls for governor to maintain funding in schools and transparency

President Andrew Spar with the Florida Education Association said Florida school districts are struggling to keep classrooms staffed with teachers adding the pandemic is to blame.

“Create that stability, guarantee no cuts, zero cuts for the education budget. Keep the money that was promised for the 20-21 school year in place,” Spar said.

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Through a letter, Spar called for Governor Ron DeSantis to maintain education funding as it was designed in the 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act.

On Friday Parents from several school districts along with Orange County Public school board member, Angie Gallo, were present during a virtual press conference held by the FEA.

Gallo explained how OCPS is being transparent about COVID-19 cases in schools by launching a new dashboard online for parents and

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Florida’s largest teachers union calls for COVID-19 transparency, funding continuity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Education Association sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday, pleading with the Republican leader to hold school districts’ funding steady, despite many of them experiencing lower-than-expected enrollment.

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an emergency order on July 6 which, among other requirements, allowed districts to receive state FTE funding based on the forecasted enrollment rather than the enrollment gathered in an annual October survey.

During a virtual press conference Friday, the FEA called on the state to extend that financial continuity throughout the rest of the academic year, meaning that any enrollment shortfall that still exists during the annual February survey would not impact the respective district’s FTE-based funding.

“We believe a full school-year approach would assist districts in achieving the goal of retaining and hiring the personnel needed to staff the various ways we are educating students,” FEA President Andrew Spar

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Cygnus Education Continues Commitment to Transparency and Consumer Privacy by Partnering with Jornaya

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jornaya, whose Privacy Guardian solution is the industry standard for complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), today announced that Cygnus Education, a leading performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency within Higher Education, has integrated Jornaya’s Privacy Guardian to manage compliance risk associated with the TCPA.

“Cygnus’ relationship with Jornaya will not only allow our partner institutions to ensure that they have proof of consent on our leads at scale, but it is also a reflection of our commitment to honoring transparency, our core brand promise, as well as consumer privacy and preference,” said Marcelo Parravicini, CEO of Cygnus. “We are strategically focused on creating meaningful consumer interactions that align with the prospective student’s interest and consent, and Jornaya’s mission and product suite will support this focus now and into the future.” 

Jornaya’s Privacy Guardian allows users to audit

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