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Foundation for Florida’s Future celebrates educational highlights of newly passed budget

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Florida lawmakers capped an overtime marathon session this afternoon by passing a $78.8 billion state budget, 11 days before the end of the state fiscal year ends. For the state’s students, the budget – passed unanimously by the Senate and by a 96-17 vote in the House  – offers a $780 million increase for public schools. Among the educational proposals are boosts to per-student education funding, added benefits for Florida’s full-time teachers and expanding educational opportunities for students with special needs.…

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Jeb Bush and Co. drag out Toni Jennings to defend SB 6

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Jeb Bush’s Orwellian Foundation for Florida’s Future dragged out Toni Jennings to write an op-ed in defense of SB 6: I was president of Florida’s Senate when the A+ Plan for Education was enacted in 1999. Opponents of the bill said it would ruin public schools. In fact, the reforms – school grades, school choice, cash bonuses for success – is largely credited by researchers from around the country with the remarkable turnaround in Florida’s schools. In 1998, nearly half…

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Jeb Bush’s foundation lauches TV ads in support of SB 6

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The Foundation for Florida’s Future today unveiled a television commercial to emphasize the benefits of Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 7189 for students who are facing tremendous obstacles. The television commercial begins airing in Tallahassee tomorrow. “Florida needs to make sure every student is learning,” said Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “This bill rewards teachers who have the toughest teaching jobs and make great progress with their students.” The bill requires higher salaries for…

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Jeb Bush’s foundation launches TV ads in support of SB 6

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The Foundation for Florida’s Future today unveiled a television commercial to emphasize the benefits of Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 7189 for students who are facing tremendous obstacles. The television commercial begins airing in Tallahassee tomorrow. “Florida needs to make sure every student is learning,” said Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “This bill rewards teachers who have the toughest teaching jobs and make great progress with their students.” The bill requires higher salaries for…

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