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Jeb Bush foundation issues legislative grades; aces for Richard Corcoran, Joe Negron

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron aced the 2017 Legislative Session when it comes to school choice, said an organization founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Foundation for Florida’s Future gave both Republican lawmakers an “A+” this year and included both on their “honor roll,” which the group says, “recognizes the legislative leaders who championed bold education reforms that keep the promise of a quality education for each and every student.” “His determination to ensure every child,…

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Florida Chamber Foundation encourages business, education leaders to focus on talent pipeline

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The most important tool in the economic development toolkit might have little to do with tax incentives. Mark Wilson, the president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday that talent is “replacing the tax incentive as the economic tool of choice” in Florida. This should encourage business, community and education leaders to prioritize the creation of a talented, homegrown workforce. “We have 1,000 people a day moving to Florida. When employers look at where they’re going to…

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Florida Chamber Foundation focuses on making students ‘prosperous for the rest of their life’

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The Florida Chamber Foundation wants to make sure the next generation’s careers get a running state. The foundation will hold its annual education summit in Orlando on Thursday. The one-day Learners to Earners Education Summit is meant to bring together stakeholders to discuss how to make sure students are prepared for the workforce. “It has evolved into … what’s our responsibility to a student to make sure they’re prosperous for the rest of their life,” said Tony Carvajal, executive vice…

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Foundation for Florida’s Future’s report card grades lawmakers for 2016 Session

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Twenty legislators earned spots on the Jeb Bush-founded Foundation for Florida’s Future honor roll this year, according to a press release. The nonprofit organization, which supports initiatives such as school choice, issues a yearly report card on lawmakers “for their actions to improve the quality of education in the Sunshine State through support for student-centered policies,” the release said. “Because of their actions the parents of students with disabilities now have more options in preparing their children for success, all students…

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Foundation for Florida’s Future highlight expanded education options passed by lawmakers

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The Foundation for Florida’s Future highlighted a bevy of bills and budget items passed by the Florida Legislature in a celebratory email sent out by the education advocacy group Friday. “More Florida children will get a better education – that is the takeaway from this year’s legislative session,” said Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “Lawmakers have continued a tradition in which each new generation of leaders adds to a reform effort that has changed the face…

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Sayfie Review announces Florida Leaders Summit partners for November conference

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Lawyer-lobbyist extraordinaire and publisher of the Sayfie Review Justin Sayfie has announced the Thought Leadership Partners — a group of Florida-based think tanks and advocacy groups — whose work will help inform the publication’s upcoming Florida Leaders Summit, set for Nov. 16 and 17 in Orlando. The list of intellectual partners for the summit is: AIF Foundation Bob Graham Center for Public Service LeRoy Collins Institute Florida Chamber Foundation Florida Council of 100 Florida Philanthropic Network Florida Taxwatch Foundation for Florida’s Future The…

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Foundation for Florida’s Future releases 2015 Education Report Card

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School is out for the summer and report cards are in — for Florida legislators. The Foundation for Florida’s Future released Florida’s 2015 Education Report Card, grading Florida legislators on each one’s progress in improving the quality of education in the Sunshine State. Among the most meaningful education advances in the Florida Capitol last session, according to the Foundation, were policies promoting fewer and better tests for students, improved evaluations and benefits for teachers, expansion of scholarship accounts for students…

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