Tag: 2017 legislative session

Fla. governor signs massive education bill

ORLANDO, Fla. – Big changes are coming to Florida’s public education system. Flanked by House Republican leaders and special needs children, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that equalizes funding for Florida’s charter schools, transforms the state’s system for turning around struggling public schools, and boosts funding for special needs scholarships —[Read More…]

In some Florida school districts, charter school politics get tricky

Hillsborough County has joined the growing list of Florida school districts where charter schools might help absorb enrollment growth. The Tampa Bay Times reports this has created some awkward politics around a massive piece of education legislation many district officials loathe. The same district leaders who complain about the Legislature[Read More…]