Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Newsletter – April 27, 2012

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Florida Education

Recently, I signed legislation that increases funding to Florida schools by $1 billion. During the past few weeks, I have spent time listening to teachers, parents and students about the best ways we can improve Florida’s education system. As Governor, it is my job to ensure that money from taxpayers is invested so that Florida’s children receive the best possible education.

One way the Florida Department of Education is doing this is by ranking the performance of Florida’s schools. Now, schools in our state can better understand how they compare to other Florida schools. Also, taxpayers will know exactly what they are getting for their money.

It is important to continue to set goals and monitor schools to ensure that they achieve success. I will continue to listen to Floridians about additional ways we can implement this funding. By doing this, we can ensure that your tax dollars are being invested properly and that Florida’s students are given every opportunity to succeed.

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Governor Scott’s Weekly Radio Address


May is right around the corner and with that comes the end of another school year. With summer fast approaching, First Lady Ann Scott encourages students to continue reading and to stay healthy and active over the break. Mrs. Scott believes that if you are an active reader, then you will always be an active learner, which is a valuable skill for children and adults alike.

Summer reading and book discussions will help maintain and improve reading skills, as well as provide the opportunity to increase vocabulary and learn new concepts. Most importantly, when families read together, it creates a love of books and learning that lasts a lifetime.

Summer reading can significantly impact a student’s long-term success in school, and the First Lady encourages Florida families to practice good reading habits throughout summer vacation.

This past week Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll sat down for an extended interview with Capital Dateline. She discussed several important policy issues, including Governor Scott’s appointing her to be Chair of the new Citizen Safety and Protection Task Force. She also spoke in depth about her role as Chair of Space Florida and her oversight of Florida agencies, including the Departments of Military Affairs and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Watch the interview here:

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