CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Florida House introduces another bill aimed at advancing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ school choice agenda. This one would expand the “Hope” charter school program introduced by the Legislature two years ago. It’s significantly different from a similar measure in the Senate. Both are scheduled to be heard in committee today.
BONUSES: An administrative law judge finds the state’s Best and Brightest bonuses are for current K-12 classroom teachers only, and other educators are not eligible.
PRESIDENTIAL PICKS: A University of South Florida committee selects four finalists to become the school’s next president.
KINDERGARTEN READINESS: Only about half of five-year-olds enter Hillsborough County kindergarten programs prepared for the material. District officials want to improve that rate.
LOTTERY FUNDS: Legislation to prohibit online lottery ticket