Tag: state Rep. Kim Daniels

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: Graduation help, religion classes, LGBTQ students and more

Graduation paths: Florida’s high schools are graduating more seniors than ever, but some legislators want to find even more alternative paths to a diploma. “It’s still a big goal of mine,” says state Rep. Ralph Massullo, R-Lecanto, the chair of the House PreK-12 Innovation committee. Several bills have already been filed. One[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Teacher recruiting, H.B. 7069, retention and more

Teacher recruiting: The Palm Beach County School District is trying to fill open positions in part by recruiting teachers from neighboring Broward County. Broward teachers have received postcards boasting about Palm Beach County’s “highest teacher salary in south Florida” as well as affordable health insurance.“We’re trying to think differently about[Read More…]