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

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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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