Parkland commission recommending changes, better coordination of alternative-discipline programs

Alternative student-discipline programs in Florida need an overhaul, according to the commission investigating the Parkland shooting.  Commission members, meeting Tuesday in Sunrise, recommended reforms to school-diversion programs, created to shield students who commit low-risk, non-violent offenses from legal consequences. Read More

Teaching gap narrows as Florida certifies more instructors

The teaching gap is narrowing as Florida is issuing more teaching certificates and the number of active professionals is increasing. Instructors are also finding better workplace options, with “D” and “F” rated schools on the decline across the county and the state.  The Florida Department of Education has observed an uptick in issued and active…