Education Funding

Senator Seeks $50K Minimum Salaries For TeachersA Central Florida senator filed a bill Wednesday that would require a statewide minimum salary of $50,000 for teachers.
Gov. Scott To Call For More Funding For Public SchoolsGovernor Rick Scott is standing behind a campaign promise to boost spending on public schools.
Fla. Education Board Wants More School Funding Florida’s state board that oversees the states’ schools wants a boost in school funding for 2015.
State's Board Of Education Approves Historic Budget PlanBacking a pledge made by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Board of Education has approved a proposed 2015-16 budget that includes record per-student funding for public schools.
Scott Calls For Increased Education Spending In Election YearGovernor Rick Scott will ask state legislators for more money for public schools this year, though it's less than half of what he asked for last year.
Gov. Scott Calls For Increase In Education FundingGov. Rick Scott’s budget will include an increase for education. During an address at the Capitol, Scott said he’ll propose an increase of $1.2 billion in the K-12 education budget, a roughly $400 per student increase.
Scott Set To Release New Education ProposalsGovernor Rick Scott is putting the final touches on education proposals he plans to unveil on Thursday at an education conference. The plans include debit cards for public school teachers and more school choice, according to the News Service of Florida.
House Gives Preliminary Approval To BudgetThe Florida House of Representatives has given tentative approval to the state’s more than $65 billion budget.
Fla. Senate Boosts Schools By More Than $1 Billion Lawmakers in Tallahassee actually want to spend more money on state schools.
Gov. Scott: Buy More Lotto Tickets To Help The Kids While Gov. Rick Scott has said in the past that he does not want the state’s budget to rely on more gambling, he would like lawmakers to increase ticket sales of the Florida Lottery to boost money for schools.
Thursday Ends Notter's Reign Over Broward SchoolsAfter spending 25 years in the Broward County School District, Thursday is Broward County Schools Superintendent Jim Notter’s last day. Notter, 64, has been at the top of the school system for just under four years.
Fla. Senate Set To Cut Education Funding By 6.6 PercentThe Florida Senate is set to cut pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade by 6.57 percent, or roughly a drop of $447.25 in per-student from the current school’s budget.
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