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Last-ditch effort



The Florida House and Senate are moving fast to remove gifted education funding from high schools. Votes are slated for this week. So the Florida Gifted Network is making one last stab at preserving the funding. They've sent out another alert asking supporters to educate lawmakers on talking points, like how there will not be double dipping on the system. To read their report, click here. The Senate vote on SB 1046 is schedule for Wednesday. The House is taking amendments on HB 7081 until 5 p.m. today.

7:15 p.m. UPDATE: The Florida Gifted Network is reporting that amendments to these bills are floating that might divide the once identical approaches of the Senate and House. The group's leaders are supporting anything that would postpone action. They plan to send out more alerts as they gather more information.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]


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