Testing bill headed to governor’s desk

UPDATE: Governor Scott signed the testing bill into law Tuesday saying, “I agree with many teachers and parents who say we have too many tests, and while this legislation is a great step forward, we will keep working to make sure Florida students are not over tested.” In an unscheduled move that surprised many, the…

Proposed bill to allow guns on school campuses

Two bills that would allow superintendents to designate a person or persons to conceal and carry a weapon or firearm in district schools are gaining legislative speed. House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 180, named “School Safety,” are moving through the committee process, inching closer to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for approval. The companion bills…