Controversial Bright Futures Funding Change Clears Florida SenateDespite an outcry from opponents warning that “guaranteed” Bright Futures scholarship funding could be upended, the Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would tie aid amounts to money set aside in each year’s state budget.
Florida Senate Eyes Charter School ProposalA proposal that would allow state colleges and universities to authorize the creation of charter schools and sponsor the schools is advancing in the Florida Senate.
Florida Senate Panel Scales Back Bill That Would Have Reduced Bright Futures ScholarshipsA Florida Senate panel on Tuesday scaled back a bill that would have reduced Bright Futures scholarships for students pursuing certain degrees, but opponents are now focusing criticism on whether the measure will jeopardize future funding for the program.
Florida Senate Likely To Scale Back Controversial Bright Futures BillIn an apparent victory for opponents, the Florida Senate this week could drastically overhaul a controversial proposal aimed at reducing state Bright Futures scholarships for students in degree programs deemed unlikely to lead to jobs.
Controversial Plan To Reduce Bright Futures Scholarships Clears First Hurdle In Florida LegislatureWith dozens of students testifying against the bill, a controversial plan to reduce Bright Futures scholarships for students who pursue degrees deemed unlikely to lead to jobs was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee.
'We Were Able To Adapt': A Student, Teacher, & Principal Reflect On Pandemic ChallengesWhether you were a student, a teacher or a principal, going to school during the coronavirus pandemic was a huge challenge in 2020.
Controversial Bright Futures Scholarship Bill Back On Legislative Agenda With Some ChangesUnder pressure that has included a student-led opposition campaign, lawmakers are expected to overhaul a controversial Senate proposal that would tie Bright Futures scholarships to a list of job-creating degrees.
Controversial Bill That Would Cut Bright Futures Put On HoldA controversial bill that would make it so that only students in majors deemed likely to “lead directly to employment” eligible for Bright Futures scholarships has been put on hold.
Broward Public Schools Intend To Hold In-Person High School Graduations, Miami-Dade Exploring PossibilityThere is some good news for high school seniors in South Florida. Broward County Public Schools intend to hold live, in-person high school graduations and Miami-Dade Public Schools is "exploring the possibility."
Superintendents Weigh In On 'Missing' StudentsTying tangible experience to troubling data, five school superintendents addressed a House panel Thursday, with some asking for “more teeth” in a law to help find students who have gone unaccounted for this school year.
Finding The Right PathThe financial means that the Bright Futures Scholarship granted Jasmine helped her graduate from college, but her work and dedication are now making the lives of many others better.