Florida’s Momentum

On June 21, 1999, Governor Jeb Bush signed Florida’s A+ Plan for Education into law, beginning a systemic transformation that serves as a national model for raising student achievement. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this comprehensive strategy to improve public education, the Foundation for Florida’s Future is publishing a blog series featuring perspectives from the people that […]

Education Bills on the Move – Florida Legislative Session Week 6 Highlights

As the head of school at Tampa Bay Christian Academy, Natasha Sherwood knows how important educational opportunity is to Florida families. Last month, she met with lawmakers to share her support for the Family Empowerment Scholarship program. Watch her video below. Highlights: The House Education Committee unanimously passed legislation to help participating public school districts continue innovating with a mastery-based education pilot to improve student[…..]

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[…..]