Make us your home page


Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Today's kind of slow, but...



... if you're a junkie for education legislation, tomorrow is your day. The House Schools and Learning Council is taking up a bunch of major bills that run the gamut from early education to university governance. You can take a view of the humongous (752-page) meeting packet here. Want to see what the lawmakers will do about improving graduation rates, it's here. Human papillomavirus? Here. School bus safety? Here.

One bill alone (PCB 07-02) aims to implement 11 of the House's 100 "innovative ideas for Florida's future," all under the umbrella of world-class education standards. This is the legislation that the state teachers' union has decried as too much, too soon without enough input from all the players. It would change the rules for FCAT, Florida Bright Futures and more.

Is the Legislature biting off more than it can chew? What are your thoughts on the session so far?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours