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…]