Tag: Rep. Jason Fischer

Florida schools roundup: Investigation on testing urged, security deal and more

Testing investigation: Six conservative legislators are calling on the Florida Department of Education to investigate whether three school districts deliberately limited the number of low-performing 7th-graders taking the state end-of-course civics exam in order to earn better school grades from the state. Sen. Dennis Baxley and Reps. Jason Fischer, Michael Bileca, [Read More…]

Fla. legislation would allow an extra year of Pre-K for students who need it

A Florida House Education panel advanced legislation Tuesday that would allow children in jeopardy of not grasping performance standards in the state’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to re-enroll for an additional year. The VPK program was established in 2004 and is available to 4-year-olds. It remains one of the state’s[Read More…]

Fla. House committee approves $2 million for Jewish day school security

The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee this morning unanimously approved an allocation of $2 million to fund security at Jewish day schools. Last year, legislators approved $654,491 in funding for Jewish day schools in Florida after a rash of anti-Semitic threats throughout the country. The concept has since received public backing[Read More…]