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Why $1 Billion Doesn’t Go As Far As It Used To For Florida Education

Gov. Rick Scott insists lawmakers add $1 billion for K-12 education this year, but that money won’t go as far replenishing cuts as first thought according to a Legislative budget update this morning. Scott Kittel, Scott’s education policy adviser, told a House budget subcommittee this morning that the state now expects more students than initially […]

Why Gov. Scott Wants to Add $1 Billion for Florida Schools

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to add $1 billion for Florida education, according to the News Service of Florida, despite an expected $2 billion budget shortfall. Scott will release his budget today, but News Service of Florida said he gave school leaders a preview Tuesday: In a conference call with state school superintendents Tuesday, Scott, […]

Did Florida Schools Spend Stimulus Money Wisely?

Florida’s largest school districts spent just half the federal stimulus money intended to improve low-income student performance on those programs, according to an investigation by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Instead, districts spent more than $200 million of the $400 million of the money — known as Title I — on employee salaries and […]

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