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Senate Introduces Proposed K-12 Budget, House 'Schools Of Hope' Expansion Bill Advances

Ryan Dailey

Several controversial measures related to education are moving forward in Florida’s House and Senate.

SB 7070, the Senate’s omnibus education bill, looks to create a new voucher program that would pay for low-income families to enroll their kids in private school. Meanwhile, the House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee advanced a bill that expands the existing Schools of Hope program, which allows charter operators to run schools deemed “persistently low-performing.”

To top it all off, the Senate introduced its proposed K-12 education budget Tuesday.

WFSU News Director Lynn Hatter sat down with reporter Ryan Dailey to recap the day in education at the Capitol.  

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.
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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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