Category: Florida

Florida Education Bill a Win for Students

The Florida House and Senate have passed a comprehensive education bill that could be a game-changer when it comes to giving more public school students access to high-quality charter public schools.

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Florida Lawmakers to Vote on Mammoth Education Bill

House and Senate members will decide the fate of HB 7069 as part of several up-or-down votes on a 2017-18 budget package. The Legislature extended its annual session until 11:59 p.m. Monday with the intent of passing an $82.4 billion spending plan, its single constitutional obligation.

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Florida Students May Soon Have More Recess, Fewer Tests

After several days of private collaboration among lawmakers, one major late-night rewrite and some last-minute tweaks, senators unanimously passed a sweeping education bill on Thursday — the main feature of which is to address excessive testing in Florida’s public schools.

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