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A look-ahead to the Florida legislative session

The Florida Legislature kicks off its annual 60-day session Tuesday with a host of education issues at the top of lawmakers’ agendas, including expansion of educational choice options. Here are some issues and bills to watch. Education choice Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged to expand educational options and has vowed[Read More…]

Bill would give younger children access to Florida special needs accounts

Parents of three- and four-year-olds with special needs would be able to enroll their children in Florida’s newest educational choice program for special needs students under changes approved by a legislative panel on Wednesday. The state Senate’s education budget committee approved tweaks to legislation expanding the state’s new Personal Learning Scholarship[Read More…]

Florida Senate committee amends parent trigger bill, giving school boards final say

Florida lawmakers made a big change to the parent trigger bill Thursday, passing it on another party-line vote but only after diluting the initial proposal to give parents more power to improve struggling schools. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education approved an amendment that gives school boards – not the[Read More…]