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.
Teacher Debit Card Program StrugglingGovernor Rick Scott’s plan to give teacher’s state-funded debit cards has not taken off like the chief executive’s office had hoped.
Fla. House, Senate Agree To $480M For School PayGov. Rick Scott will get the $480 million he wanted for education pay raises. But barring a last-minute change of heart by legislative negotiators, he will not get an across-the-board, $2,500 increase for classroom teachers.
House, Senate Reach Deal On Prek-12 FundingHouse and Senate negotiators struck a deal on the state's education budget Thursday, little more than 24 hours after the first offers were exchanged on the $12.8 billion spending plan.
Gov. Scott Set To Increase Education SpendingGov. Rick Scott is set to propose a $1 billion increase in education spending over this year, planning to call Wednesday for a boost to per-student spending despite a state revenue shortfall and lower local school tax dollars.
Broward May Close Under Enrolled Schools To Save MoneyWith more than a dozen of its schools under capacity, the Broward School Board is looking at the idea of closing them to students and turning the buildings into office space. The move may save the board millions.