Tag: Bright Futures Scholarships

Florida schools roundup: Cold closing schools, diploma options and more

Cold-weather closings: With winter storm watches and warnings posted across north Florida, several school districts have announced schools will close. Alachua County won’t have classes today or Thursday, and Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Hamilton school officials are closing schools today. Other school districts and individual schools are monitoring the weather[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Scholarship reforms, Bright Futures bill and more

Scholarship reforms: School choice advocates recommend a series of reforms at a House education subcommittee hearing Wednesday called to discuss concerns about oversight of private K-12 schools that receive money from one of the state’s scholarship programs. Doug Tuthill, president of Step Up For Students, which helps administer two of[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Storm recovery, funding, a new home and more

Storm recovery: Lack of power is the primary problem for Florida schools trying to reopen their doors. Fifty-five of the state’s 67 public districts were still closed Wednesday. Education Week. WKMG. School districts around the state announce plans to resume classes, with many reassessing on a daily basis. Florida Department of Education. Florida[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Education bills signed, politics, hiring freeze and more

Bills signed: Seven education bills are among the 29 that Gov. Rick Scott signs into law. They are: H.B. 3A, which boosts per-pupil spending in K-12 schools by $100 a year; H.B. 15, which expands Gardiner scholarship eligibility and funding for students with special needs; H.B. 989, which allows any resident to challenge textbooks[Read More…]