Local Education Leaders Call For Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding To Flow To South FloridaBroward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie fears what the steep drop in state revenue from tourism and other industries could mean for public education.
Senator Pitches School Money RequirementFollowing the lead of Governor Ron DeSantis, a key lawmaker has filed a proposal that would place a new requirement on school districts to steer money to classrooms.
Universities Get Boost Amid USF UproarFlorida lawmakers on Monday approved a budget that will dramatically increase university funding and student financial aid, while leaders defended a performance standard that could impact the University of South Florida.
Students Can Attend School In Any County Under New LawA wide-ranging education bill dealing with everything from funding for high-performing universities to school membership in athletic associations was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott.
Judge Tosses Challenge To School Voucher ProgramA legal challenge to the state's private-school voucher program has been dismissed.
Scott Unlikely To Get Full School Funding RequestHouse budget writers unveiled an education spending plan Monday that would provide public schools with almost $47 less per student than Gov. Rick Scott proposed, and a key senator said his chamber was also unlikely to meet the governor's number when a Senate blueprint is released Tuesday.
Fla. Education Board Wants More School Funding Florida’s state board that oversees the states’ schools wants a boost in school funding for 2015.
Gov. Scott Pledges To Raise School FundingIf Florida Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he’s promising to boost school funding to its highest levels.
Florida Lawmakers Discuss Increasing School Safety SpendingFlorida lawmakers appear to be moving toward increasing spending on school-safety spending and change the way law enforcement officers posted at schools are funded.
Miami-Dade Student Gov't Signs On To Support Bond Referendum Every one agrees that more money should be put into our public schools, but no one wants to pay for it.
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.
Fla. Senate Boosts Schools By More Than $1 Billion Lawmakers in Tallahassee actually want to spend more money on state schools.
The Rise Of Online Education In S. Fla. SchoolsThe days when students carried heavy text books home from school every night to do their homework are just about gone. Students are now going online to get their textbook material.
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.
State Legislators Approve 8-Percent Cut School FundingIn the final hours of the legislative session Florida lawmakers approved an education budget which slashes the amount schools receive from the state by nearly 8 percent, or $542 per student.