Tag: Florida Rep. Shevrin Jones

Florida lawmakers, LGBTQ, education choice advocates meet to find common ground in tax credit scholarship controversy

A private meeting of leaders involved in a recent controversy over the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program and the interests of LGBTQ, lower-income and minority students bore the characteristics of mutual respect, civility and a desire to determine the facts, the head of the state’s largest scholarship organization said Friday.[Read More…]

Top member of Democratic Caucus urges scholarship donors to stay the course

One day after more than 100 black and Hispanic pastors gathered at the State Capitol in support of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, has issued a statement urging program donors not to withhold funding despite recent attacks alleging the program discriminates against LGBTQ students.[Read More…]

Florida lawmakers put career and technical education on front burner

Career and technical education is attracting a lot of attention from Florida lawmakers this year, and an effort to expand it in the upcoming session appears to have bipartisan support. CTE is the centerpiece of proposed legislation that builds on the state’s Career and Professional Education Act, which created industry-certification[Read More…]