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Today: Senate to put its own stamp on Florida education proposals

The massive education measure known as House Bill 7055 has received plenty of attention during the legislative session, with its emphasis on decertifying teachers’ unions and using state-backed scholarship programs to steer kids away from public schools.

Now it’s the Senate’s turn to weigh in with its own version of the legislation, which supports some of what the House wants to do but by no means all of it. The Senate also will use the measure to advance some of its own ideas on how to change the education system this year.

Tampa Bay Times education reporters Jeff Solochek and Emily Mahoney will be covering the Senate Education Committee meeting starting at 11 a.m. today. To get up to speed, read Jeff’s breakdown of the differences between the House and Senate proposals. He also will be tweeting live on the Senate discussion.

And follow Florida’s best education coverage with updates on our blogs, The Buzz and the Gradebook.

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