Florida House Set To Expand School Vouchers; Opponents: Expansion Would Shrink Public School FundingThe Florida House is poised to pass a proposal that would greatly expand eligibility for the state’s school-voucher programs, as opponents argue the expansion would shrink funding for public schools.
School Voucher Expansion Ready For Vote In Florida SenateA sweeping proposal to combine Florida’s five major school-voucher programs into two and establish them as taxpayer-backed “education savings accounts” is now teed up for consideration by the full Senate.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs School Vouchers ExpansionGov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed legislation that will dramatically expand a voucher program that helps students go to private schools, the latest step in a two-decade push to expand school choice in Florida.
Court Fight Looms Over New Florida School Voucher ProgramThirteen years after Tallahassee attorney Ron Meyer successfully challenged the state’s major school-vouchers program, he is preparing to sue the state again, this time over its newest taxpayer-funded scholarships.
Florida House Passes Major School Vouchers ProgramTwo decades after then-Gov. Jeb Bush started a broad push for school choice, the Florida House on Tuesday approved a closely watched expansion that will provide vouchers to thousands of children to attend private schools.
Teacher's Union Loses Legal Battle In Voucher FightFlorida's teacher union has lost another round in its fight against the state's largest private school voucher program.
State Voucher Program Back Before CourtA contentious legal battle over the state's largest private school voucher program is back in an appeals court.
Judge Tosses Challenge To School Voucher ProgramA legal challenge to the state's private-school voucher program has been dismissed.
Groups Suing Over School Voucher SystemA coalition of teachers groups and individuals have filed a suit to have the state de facto school-vouchers program that serves tens of thousands of children declared unconstitutional.
Gov. Scott Signs Off On Voucher ExpansionGov. Rick Scott signed a controversial expansion of eligibility for the state's de facto school-voucher system and 57 other bills Friday, nearly completing the work of deciding which measures from the spring legislative session to approve.
Vouchers Back In Play In Florida SenateAn 11th-hour amendment could revive legislation dealing with the state's de facto voucher system, boosting the chances for one of House Speaker Will Weatherford's priorities after it was left for dead.
Scott Signs Bill Increasing School VouchersA measure that would raise the cap on the state's voucher system, funded by tax credits to corporations who contribute to scholarship funds, was approved Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.
School Voucher Bill Clears Senate CommitteeA bill that would allow more than 6,000 additional students to use a state-backed voucher program has cleared another hurdle.
Charter Schools, Vouchers Get Big Legislature SupportThe Florida House and Senate approved a number of bills Monday to expand virtual schools and voucher programs, potentially siphoning more students away from traditional public schools.