Florida Senate Passes Accelerated Learning Bill, Next Stop Governor’s Desk
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Florida Senate passed HB 7059, voting to reward student achievement instead of seat-time. This legislation will give students and their parents more options to accelerate learning and work towards early gradation.
“I thank members of the Senate for passing this bill to put Florida’s kids in the driver’s seat, allowing high achieving students to accelerate and reach their full potential,” said Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future. “Recognizing and rewarding student learning instead of just seat-time is the next step towards providing every Florida student a quality education that is customized to meet their unique learning style and pace. We look forward to Governor Scott signing this bill into law.”
Education in Florida has dramatically improved during the past decade, but our work is far from finished. The Foundation looks forward to continuing our work with members of the Florida Legislature to improve education and student achievement in the Sunshine State.
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