School Guns Bill Likely DeadA Senate bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property was effectively killed by a committee Wednesday, meaning that two high-profile proposals blending firearms and education could fail during the legislative session.
Testing Bill On Hold Amid Debate Over High-Level CoursesLegislation that would overhaul Florida's testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.
Senate Panel Makes Major Changes To Charter-School Bill A dramatically narrowed version of legislation aimed at helping charter schools get started and expand was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.
Fla. Gov. Signs Sweeping Education Bill Florida’s sweeping education bill is being signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott. The bill changes tough graduation standards, while also setting the stage for the University of Florida to take the lead in online education in the state.