A flurry of bills moving swiftly through the House and Senate are seeking to expand virtual education, both in the public-school system and in higher education. One would enable out-of-state online education providers to qualify for public education dollars. Another would require Florida’s top public university to set up a virtual branch.
The ambitious digital education agenda is a priority for House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel.
“We’re living in the 21st century; education is changing as we know it,” Weatherford said. “Technology is changing… Florida has an opportunity to be on the cutting edge.”