Episode 438


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Florida’s education bureaucracy is putting pressure on Hillsborough County schools. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is furious that the local board voted not to renew the contracts of four charter schools. But supporters of the School Board say these charters didn't live up to their contracts and the commish is playing politics.

Also on today’s Sunrise:

— The state Board of Education has also approved new standards for civics, government and Holocaust education backed by the Governor.

— If you've got kids under the age of 17, check your bank account. Today is the day the new child care tax credits included in the American Rescue Plan take effect.

— Another batch of Floridians heads to Montana to help fight wildfires. More than 90 members of the Florida Forest Service are now deployed out West.

— And finally, two Florida Man stories: A City Councilman accused of being a fugitive from Costa Rica and the other needed a double lung transplant because he kept putting off his COVID-19 shot.