Tag: Bill Galvano

Hope Scholarship, school choice oversight bills clear Fla. Senate panel

A Florida Senate panel advanced a proposal to create a new educational choice scholarship for victims of violence, harassment or bullying. The sponsor, Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, made changes to SB 1172 that would address some concerns opponents raised when the House advanced its Hope Scholarship legislation in November. Public-school principals[Read More…]

More funding changes proposed for Florida virtual schools

Florida’s virtual education system could see more funding changes under one of the competing spending plans proposed by lawmakers. The House and Senate last week released rival budget proposals that would increase funding for K-12 public schools. The Senate plan would alter the way Florida funds its virtual education programs,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tutoring oversight, teachers unions, Tony Bennett & more

Tutoring oversight. In the first part of a two-part series on a requirement initially mandated by No Child Left Behind, a  Tampa Bay Times investigation finds at least 36 of 456 tutoring companies in Florida are headed by people with criminal records. In part two, the Times traces last year’s last-minute legislative push to[Read More…]