Florida Legislature 2017 Education Outcomes

The Florida Legislature approved several measures in 2017 affecting students and educators. Unless otherwise specified, all bills were signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June and were effective July 1, 2017. Perhaps the most important bill passed is an act relating to education (HB 7069), which contains provisions for schools that earn grades below C to implement turnaround procedures, including reassigning students, contracting outside agencies to operate the schools, and reorganizing as charter schools. HB 7069 creates a Schools of Hope Program to fund improvement programs at persistently low-performing schools. Meanwhile, a Schools of Excellence Program will give high-performing schools flexibi

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