Tag: Equal Opportunity Scholarship

Florida schools roundup: Senate education plan, school shooting trial and more

Senate education plan: Florida Senate Republicans release their own plan to change the state’s education policies. Senators want to start a Family Empowerment Scholarship to reduce the 14,000-student list of low-income students waiting for a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. Their proposal is similar to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed Equal Opportunity Scholarship, but[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Recruiting plan, new scholarship, school security and more

Recruiting teachers: Hillsborough County school officials will attack their teacher shortage by offering bonuses ranging from $3,600 to $7,500 to teachers who take jobs at 50 low-performing schools next fall. The bonuses also could be boosted by another $4,500 for teachers who are nationally certified. Each of the low-performing schools[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Education plans, new standards, punishment and more

Education proposals get a look: This week, legislators will begin to consider Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposals to rework the educator bonuses program, launch an Equal Opportunity Scholarship to erase a waiting list for state scholarships for low-income students, improve career and vocational education programs, and make adjustments to the Schools of[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: New scholarship, arming teachers, pledge arrest and more

New scholarship: Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to eliminate the 14,000-student waiting list for Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarships to attend private schools by creating another scholarship. The proposed Equal Opportunity Scholarship program would offer the same amount of money as the tax credit scholarships do – around $7,000 a year[Read More…]