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Former SNAP Recipients Leaving The Classroom To Meet New Work Requirements

SNAP Benefits

With recently restored time limits on Florida's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, able-bodied adults through the age of 49 without dependents will only receive three months of food assistance unless they meet certain work requirements. Program organizers at Gainesville Community Ministry are concerned fewer people will be able to enroll in General Educational Development programs due to required work obligations.

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Florida School Suspensions Down; Local Schools Mirror Trend

suspensions

Florida schools are suspending fewer students. According to Florida Department of Education data, Florida K-12 school suspensions are at a three-year low.  During the 2011-2012 school year, more than 425,600 students were suspended.  That dropped to fewer than 371,500 students in the 2013-2014 school year. If students are suspended, they’re …

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