The education plan that affected virtually every Floridian’s life

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 8 Highlights

Highlights: School districts could receive more funding for students earning College Board Advanced Placement Capstone Diplomas under a proposal passed by the Florida House. The Senate passed its education package this week, containing the Family Empowerment Scholarship program, which would give students from low-income and some middle-income families scholarships to participating private schools. Florida’s public colleges and[…..]

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[…..]