Tag: 2017 legislative session

school choice

What school choice bills passed – or didn’t – in the Florida Legislature

One giant package approved on the last day of Florida’s 2017 legislative session, HB 7069, included many priorities of the school choice movement, some of which had been floating around for years. But the educational choice legislation headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk did not stop there. Here’s a guide[Read More…]

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Key Florida education legislation rolled together in one big package

The biggest education issues of Florida’s 2017 legislative session will be debated in dramatic fashion this afternoon, when lawmakers are expected to debate a 278-page omnibus bill. The centerpiece of HB 7069, a product of end-of-session budget negotiations between House and Senate leaders, is a compromise plan to overhaul school[Read More…]