Tag: Rep. Erik Fresen

Florida schools roundup: Budgets, testing, pre-K, tornado days and more

K-12 budget: The Senate and House make no progress on resolving their differences on education spending. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, presented a final version of the bill to the House, but the cochair of the education budget conference committee, Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, apparently wanted to continue negotiating. So Gaetz ended the talks,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Recess, transfers, capital spending and more

School recess: A bill requiring a daily 20-minute recess in every Florida elementary school goes before the House’s K-12 education committee today. The bill, pushed hard by parents’ groups, would also prohibit schools from withholding recess as punishment. Orlando Sentinel. Gradebook. A large number of parents will rally for recess at the[Read More…]

Florida special needs scholarship expansion headed to Gov. Rick Scott

A measure expanding Florida’s newest educational option for special needs students is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved SB 672, which would allow more families to access Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts and give the program a new name. The Gardiner[Read More…]