Commission issues school safety recommendations, including a call to Florida lawmakers for more funding

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission on Wednesday released its long-awaited findings and recommendations in the aftermath of the Feb. 14 Parkland high school shooting — including a call to allow some teachers to carry weapons on campus. Read More Read Initial Report

Lawmaker seeks tweak to Florida retirement laws, to help with teacher shortfall

Florida’s teacher shortage has been well documented and growing. It has come at a time when national data show educators quitting the profession at the highest rate in years.  A Sarasota Democrat hopes to ease the resulting burden school districts face with a simple tweak to state retirement laws. Read More