Tag: David Simmons

Diaz proposes another scholarship to eliminate FTC waiting list

TALLAHASSEE – Florida state Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. on Thursday said Senate leaders hope to implement a “Family Empowerment Scholarship” to eliminate a waiting list for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for lower-income families. Gov. Ron DeSantis made a similar pledge last week, saying he wanted to create an “Equal[Read More…]

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…]

Special guest helps introduce Florida scholarship legislation

The Florida Senate had a guest in the chamber to celebrate legislation that would expand an educational choice program for children with special needs. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State University’s football coach, brought his son, Ethan, to the capitol. The 12-year-old, who’s celebrating his birthday, has been diagnosed Fanconi anemia, a[Read More…]