Author: Travis Pillow

Florida roundup: Tax-credit scholarships, Common Core, school safety & more

Tax credit scholarships. The Miami Herald comes out against the bill to strengthen the scholarship program. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino doesn’t like it either. Jewish leaders rallied for tax-credit scholarships last week in Tallahassee, saying they allow more low-income children to attend Jewish day schools, the Jewish Journal reports. The Ocala[Read More…]

Florida House panel approves school choice scholarship expansion

A bill that would expand Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program for low-income students cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. Students and religious leaders who traveled from around the state packed the House Finance & Tax subcommittee, which approved the measure on a party-line vote. The bill would allow more students to enter[Read More…]

At start of session, FL legislative leaders call for more school choice

Florida’s top lawmakers opened the legislative session Tuesday with calls to expand school choice. House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz have included the expansion of career education programs and tax credit scholarships in their agenda for the 60-day session. In his remarks in the House chamber before Gov.[Read More…]

Florida lawmakers to consider suite of school choice bills

A bill aimed at streamlining charter school applications and a proposed expansion of Florida’s tax credit scholarship program have gotten their share of headlines going in to the Florida legislative session that starts today. But those are far from the only school choice measures in play. Here is a rundown, not quite exhaustive,[Read More…]