Tag: Sen. Tom Lee

Florida schools roundup: Testing cutbacks, religion in schools and more

Testing cutbacks: A new plan to cut back on student testing is gaining bipartisan support. The identical bills (S.B. 964 and H.B. 1249), filed by Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, and Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, would eliminate several high school end-of-course exams, give districts the option to offer paper-pencil state testing, allow[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Capital deal, bonuses, recess, bills update and more

Education capital: Traditional public schools and charter schools would each get $75 million for construction and maintenance under a compromise worked out by the chairs of the Senate and House appropriations committees. There are about 650 charter schools in the state and about 3,600 public schools. Miami Herald. redefinED. Teacher bonuses:[Read More…]