Tag: Sen. Ted Cruz

Florida schools roundup: Federal tax credit scholarship, session preview and more

Federal scholarship proposal: A $5 billion-a-year federal tax credit scholarship program is proposed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. If approved by Congress, the program would offer federal tax credits for corporations that contribute to groups that give students scholarships to private schools. Similar[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Budget, new bills, Common Core and more

Schools spending: Some Republican legislators want Gov. Rick Scott to publicly acknowledge that increased spending on education in the next budget, which is being released today, will mean higher property taxes. Tampa Bay Times. Education legislation: Two Republican legislators propose asking voters to make the education commissioner an elected Cabinet position.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Achievements, pay raises, teacher burnout and more

School achievement: More Florida students are taking and passing Advanced Placement exams in computer science and biology. Full reports can be found here. Bridge to Tomorrow. International Baccalaureate programs are growing in Florida middle and elementary schools. State Impact. Raise comes with hitch: Volusia County teachers are unhappy with the[Read More…]