From Learners to Earners – Florida Chamber Education Update
The Florida Chamber believes that a quality education, from early learning to lifelong learning, is Florida’s new economic development strategy. Improving education for a better workforce is a top priority for the Florida Chamber.
This week, the Florida Legislature focused its attention on several Florida Chamber-backed education bills. Below is a compilation of Florida Chamber-backed education bills that saw legislative action this week.
Championing School Choice for Students
SB 692 – Sen. Jeff Brandes (R- St. Petersburg
HB 7037 – Choice & Innovation Subcommittee and Rep. Bob Cortes (R- Maitland)
Helps charter schools provide quality education options around the state.
SB 1448 – Sen. John Legg (R- Lutz)
SB 1552 – Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers)
Gives parents the opportunity to choose the best learning environment for their students.
Preparing Florida’s Workforce for a Global Economy
SB 960 – Sen. Tom Lee (R- Brandon)
Allows students to expand their volunteer opportunities.
HB 587 – Rep. Ross Spano (R- Riverview)
Will provide teachers greater professional development opportunities.
Supporting Global Standards for
College and Career Readiness
HB 7069 – Education Committee and Rep. Marlene O’Toole (R- The Villages)
Will help streamline testing process for Florida’s students.
There are many ways to get involved in the Florida Chamber’s long term fight to move Florida’s education system in the right direction.
- Join us as we co-host the Children’s Week Business Leaders Luncheon in Tallahassee on April 13, where conversations will focus on early learning.
- Attend the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Education and Philanthropy Summit on June 9 in Tampa. Held in conjunction with the Florida Department of Education, discussion will range from early learning to workforce development.