State of Florida
With some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.
A controversial gun bill gaining traction in the Florida legislature isn’t garnering much support in South Florida education circles.
Several lawmakers, on Wednesday, joined with animal-rights groups and two rescue dogs at a Capitol news conference calling for changes in the state’s decades-old greyhound racing industry—a sport that has seen waning popularity in recent year.
House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, indicated Wednesday he’s not in favor of the state setting aside money for any professional-sports stadium projects this year, after also opposing a high-profile effort in 2013 to direct tax dollars to improvements at the home of the Miami Dolphins.
The State’s Board of Education met Tuesday in Miami to discuss, among other things, proposed changes to the Common Core academic standards. It also recognized Alberto Carvalho as the state superintendent of the year.
In response to a string of child-abuse related deaths in the State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott wants to hire more than 400 additional investigators in the coming year—an effort that will cost millions.
A teacher in Coral Springs is facing two felony charges for allegedly sending a student obscene material over the Internet. He was released from jail early Saturday morning.
Legislative leaders in the Sunshine State, calling to pull away from a multi-state partnership preparing new tests for student learning, have set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s student testing standards.
Citizens, Florida’s largest property insurance provider, has approved yet another round of rate hikes that could affect over a million policy holders.
Florida, with the lowest error rate in the nation when it comes to its food stamp program, will receive a hefty bonus.