Tag: Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts

Florida educational choice legislation ready for House floor

Legislation enshrining the expansion of Florida’s newest educational choice program is set for a vote by the full House of Representatives, after getting a bipartisan nod today from the chamber’s education committee. The bill would increase funding for Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, make them available to more students, and broaden their potential[Read More…]

Bill expanding special needs scholarship accounts ready for Fla. Senate floor

A bill solidifying Florida’s newest educational choice program continued its string of bipartisan support this morning, winning unanimous backing from the Senate Appropriations panel. The measure would boost funding for Florida’s Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, make them available to more students, and broaden their potential uses. Step Up For Students,[Read More…]

Florida House panel backs expansion of special needs scholarship accounts

A Florida House panel this morning unanimously approved legislation expanding Florida’s newest educational choice program. The measure would codify changes approved last year that allowed 3- and 4-year-olds with special needs to access Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts. It also expands uses for the accounts. Because the changes were part of a[Read More…]

Florida Senate President: Make changes to special needs program permanent

Heading toward what could be his final year in the state Legislature, Florida’s Senate leader said recent changes to the state’s newest parental choice program for special needs students should be made permanent. Earlier this year, lawmakers expanded eligibility for the state’s brand-new Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, which were passed with[Read More…]

Private school choice graph Sept. 2015

More Florida students use private school choice in new year

The number of students in Florida’s three K-12 private school choice programs continues to grow. Last school year, the state became the first in the country to serve more than 100,000 students with special needs vouchers, tax credit scholarships, and its new education savings account program for special needs students.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: PLSAs, private schools, testing and more

Testing. State testing is halted amid computer problems. Associated Press. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Tampa Tribune. Orlando Sentinel. Florida Times-Union. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Naples Daily News. Fort Myers News-Press. Ocala Star-Banner. Indian River Press-Journal. Tallahassee Democrat. Northwest Florida Daily News. It works for some districts after delays. Pensacola News-Journal. Bradenton Herald. It’s set to resume today.[Read More…]

Expansion of special needs scholarship accounts advances in Florida Legislature

More Florida students will be able to access the state’s new Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts under legislation now ready for floor votes in both chambers. The bills, approved unanimously by House and Senate panels this week, would allow more students to qualify for the accounts, which help parents pay for[Read More…]

Funding increases proposed for Florida special needs scholarship accounts

Florida’s new educational choice program for special needs students would see significant funding increases under spending plans unveiled this week in both chambers of the state Legislature. A proposed budget unveiled Monday by Erik Fresen, R-Miami, the House’s education budget chairman, contains an additional $13.5 million for Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts, which would bring their total funding to[Read More…]