Education Bills on the Move – Florida Legislative Session Week 7 Highlights

Highlights: The Family Empowerment Scholarship program gains more traction as the Senate Appropriations Committee amended portions of Senate Bill 7070 to raise the income limit, making some middle-income families eligible. Expanded computer science education and professional development for public school teachers legislation passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. State colleges and universities may be able to […]

Education Bills on the Move – Florida Legislative Session Week 5 Highlights

Highlights: The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education unanimously passed legislation to help participating public school districts continue innovating student learning. A bill to strengthen workforce education and increase the number of Floridians earning college degrees unanimously passed the House Education Committee this week. ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque was the guest on a podcast with the Education Post’s Lane[…..]

Foundation Praises House Leaders for Empowering Hard-Working Families With Access to New K-12 Scholarship Program

Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, released the following statement on new legislation filed today in the House of Representatives that would create the Family Empowerment Scholarship program. The proposal would provide education scholarships to tens-of-thousands of low- and middle-income families across Florida. “For two decades, Florida has been a thoughtful leader in providing educational choice options to low-income families and children with special needs. The state has proven that expanded opportunities for families lead to better outcomes for[…..]