Florida House Moves Forward with Major Education Bill

Looking to continue expanding school choice, the House Education Committee on Thursday approved a wide-ranging proposal that includes offering a new type of “scholarship” for public-school students who are struggling to read in third grade.

The 109-page bill deals with numerous issues, including changes that could help charter-school operators and a proposed expansion of a pilot program that gives some public-school principals more autonomy.

The bill (PCB EDC 18-01) emerged as House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, and other House GOP leaders have made a priority of bolstering school-choice programs.

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