The issue of in-state tuition for all students in Florida, even those in the country illegally will be up for debate Saturday.
Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.
The “massive expansion” of Florida’s de facto voucher system promised by House Speaker Will Weatherford was filed Thursday, setting up what is expected to be one of the most-contentious education battles of the 2014 legislative session.
A bill that would allow some undocumented students to avoid paying out-of-state tuition rates won unanimous approval from a House panel Wednesday, but appears likely to run into resistance if and when it heads to the Senate.
The State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to go forward with dozens of changes to the Common Core State Standards, a move that seemed unlikely to quell the grass-roots furor over the educational benchmarks.
Looking to make higher education more affordable, state lawmakers Tuesday moved forward with a plan that would lower costs in the Florida Prepaid College Program and lead to about $50 million in refunds for some already-enrolled families.
Proposed changes to Florida’s school grading system are nothing more tweaks that don’t address the real problems with an unreliable, untrustworthy accountability system, according to the Florida Education Association.
The House Education Committee is ready to roll out a bill that would upgrade the health, safety and teaching standards of Florida’s early learning programs.
Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state’s 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it.
Miami Dade College has long supported undocumented teens, who were brought to the U.S. as children, who now live here illegally and want to go to college.