Tag: Florida Senate Education Committee

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Senate Education Committee hears testimony about scholarship wait list

Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill told a Florida Senate committee today that nearly 70,000 additional students could have been awarded Florida Tax Credit Scholarships had the requisite funding been available. While nearly 13,000 students were found conditionally eligible for the scholarship and placed on a waitlist, the number[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…]

Not your daddy’s vo-tech: Florida lawmakers to consider career ed changes

Florida state Sen. John Legg has a slogan ready for a bill he plans to file next week: “It’s not your daddy’s vo-tech.’’ The bill will focus on “high-end, high-skilled industry certifications at the high school level,’’ with one plank calling for some certifications to fulfill certain high school graduation[Read More…]