Tag: Rep. Randy Fine

Jewish school choice advocacy group Teach Florida thanks lawmakers for support at annual breakfast

More than 600 people joined Teach Florida’s board and staff for the organization’s annual legislative breakfast this week at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. Attendees included state legislators, elected local officials and members of the Jewish day school communities of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The focus of[Read More…]

House vouchers revamp would expand eligibility

Ryan Dailey, News Service Florida A House bill that would expand eligibility for school vouchers advanced Wednesday but has marked differences from a voucher proposal being considered by the Senate. The Republican-controlled House Education & Employment Committee approved the bill (PCB EEC 21-01) on an 18-3 vote, with Democrats casting[Read More…]

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…]

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…]