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Florida roundup: School choice legislation, charter schools, school safety and more

School choice legislation. The Senate rewrites its plan for education savings accounts. redefinED. Sentinel School Zone.  The move underscores the uncertain future of tax credit scholarship legislation. News Service of Florida. WFSU. Education historian Sherman Dorn offers his take on the politics, while Jeb Bush talks school choice with Cardinal Timothy Dolan[Read More…]

Florida Roundup: Tax credit scholarships, extracurricular activities, testing and more

Tax credit scholarships. Revived legislation expanding the program clears a House-panel on a party-line vote. Florida Times-Union. Capitol News Service. News Service of Florida. Times/Herald. Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. WFSU. The legislation could extend scholarships to middle-class families. Sun-Sentinel. A Washington Post blogger seizes on inconsistent uses of the term “waiting list.” Answer Sheet. A Palm[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, school choice, state board and more

Tax credit scholarships. The legislation revamping the program could see a reversal of fortune – and get combined with a separate school-choice proposal. Times/Herald. Capital funding. Both charter schools and traditional public schools stand to benefit from spending plans in the Legislature. Orlando Sentinel. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. State board. Gov. Rick Scott appoints[Read More…]

Florida Roundup: School choice, tax credit scholarships, Common Core and more

Public-school choice. A plan to create public-school choice throughout Duval County divides the school board, the Florida Times-Union reports. Some board members warn of “unintended consequences.” WJXT. More from First Coast News and WJCT. Tax credit scholarships. The St. Augustine Record editorial board comes out against legislation that would expand the program. School choice.[Read More…]