Statement on the Passage of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program

Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, released the following statement on Senate Bill 7070 passed today by the Florida House of Representatives that would create the Family Empowerment Scholarship program. “The Family Empowerment Scholarship program builds upon two decades of nationally recognized progress in expanding quality educational options for Florida students. “We commend President Bill Galvano, Speaker Jose Oliva, Chair Manny Diaz, Jr., Chair […]

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[…..]