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.
Hard Work Pays OffHaving a Bright Futures Scholarship not only provided Brandi with financial support, but it was also a boost to her confidence.
What Happened To Nearly 90,000 'Missing' Public School Students? Florida Lawmakers, School Officials Looking Into ItFlorida legislators and local education officials are trying to pinpoint what happened to nearly 90,000 “missing” public school students, as public school enrollment estimates have dropped amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Looks To Boost School SpendingGov. Ron DeSantis is asking lawmakers for a $285 million increase in public-school funding in the coming year and to keep tuition rates flat for college and university students --- a potentially stark contrast to what House and Senate budget leaders have signaled could be coming.
More Educators Shifting Careers, Opting To Teach Virtually Full-TimeVirtual learning has changed the way families and school districts think about education. Now it has some teachers shifting their careers, choosing virtual teaching even once the pandemic is behind us.
College Board Discontinues SAT Subject Tests And Optional EssayThe non-profit College Board is making changes to the SAT exam, as students and colleges adapt to new realities due to the coronavirus pandemic.
'Like Hitting A Home Run In The Ninth': Student Scores Big With Bright Futures ScholarshipEvery year, thousands of students like Alexander get the benefits provided by the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, part of the efforts of the Florida Lottery to improve the way of life of Floridians by helping them get better education opportunities.
Back To In-Person Learning For Underperforming Students In South Florida Public SchoolsMore than 10,000 students in Miami-Dade Public Schools and 59,000 students in Broward Public Schools are being required to return to class for in-person instruction by the start of the second semester because they aren’t making adequate academic progress.