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FL Senate passes measure to arm teachers; Republicans vote yes, Democrats (and one Republican)...

Florida teachers are likely to have the option of carrying a gun in their classrooms in the next school year.The Florida Senate endorsed the...
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New Senate voucher program suddenly changes, allowing more kids and wealthier families to take...

Early in the legislative session, Republican senators proposed a new voucher program that would start out by serving up to 15,000 students from low-income...

Teachers with guns: Republican-led Legislature a step closer to allowing it

A proposal that would allow teachers to legally carry guns on school campuses is one step closer to becoming law, after the full Florida...
Florida Capitol

Heads up: the Legislature is about to start work on your new state budget

It will be a mad dash for the cash as Florida lawmakers put together a new state budget.Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, a Clay...

For all you Florida Legislature watchers: We follow the dollars

The Florida Republican and Democratic parties raised more than $6.2 million in contributions in the run-up to this spring’s Florida legislative session, according to...
Schools

It’s not a strike, it’s a “walk-in”: Educators to rally for traditional public schools

With the governor and Republican lawmakers pushing to expand vouchers for kids to attend private schools, educators and supporters across the state plan to...

Meet Florida’s Mean Gang

Along the Panhandle’s Emerald coast, property owners are putting up hostile fences to keep the public off the sugar-sand beaches that everyone has used...
Florida Capitol

DeSantis presses campuses to underscore free speech rights

Florida doesn’t suffer greatly from free-speech drama at its colleges and universities, as even Gov. Ron DeSantis concedes. Nevertheless, the governor is encouraging the...
DeSantis

Public HS grad DeSantis touts vouchers for non-public schools

A public-school graduate, Gov. Ron DeSantis decided Monday to visit a private Christian school to push his education agenda for Florida, touting what he...
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Florida moves one step closer to arming classroom teachers

Kyle Savage, an elementary school teacher from Brevard County, said he served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army, participating in  service...

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