Tag: Florida Commission on Ethics

Florida schools roundup: Scholarship oversight, tests, charter ban and more

Scholarship oversight: Florida’s school scholarship programs serve about 140,000 students and redirect almost $1 billion a year to private schools, but state regulation of those schools is so weak that many employ teachers who aren’t college graduates, falsify safety records but continue to stay in business, and fail to educate students[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Bright Futures, $500 bill, ethics, planning time and more

Bright Futures: A bill that allows high school students to fulfill service or religious requirements and still receive Bright Future scholarships is signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Gradebook. Scott also signs more than 30 other bills into law. Miami Herald. Fire-breather’s bill: Atlantic High School is being billed $500 for[Read More…]