Tag: Rep. Manny Diaz

Florida schools roundup: DeSantis wins, tax hikes pass, board elections and more

Statewide races: Republican Ron DeSantis, who strongly backs school choice, wants 80 percent of all education spending directed into the classroom and pledges to expand the state’s K-12 scholarship programs and career and technical education opportunities, narrowly wins the governor’s race over Democrat Andrew Gillum. In other statewide races, Gov. Rick[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Per-pupil funding, longer school year and more

Student-funding bill: House PreK-12 Appropriations chairman Manny Diaz, R-Miami, files a bill that details the specific amounts the Legislature would allocate for per-student funding and other education initiatives. H.B. 3A would boost the base student allocation by $43.24 over the amount legislators initially approved, and slightly cut the required local[Read More…]

Revised house bill would expand options for charter and virtual schools

The Florida House Education Committee revised a testing bill today to include an amendment that would help charter and virtual schools. Rep. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, filed a 76-page amendment to HB 773, adding certain aspects of several education bills. The amendment includes a portion HB 7101 by Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs[Read More…]