Statewide grand jury slams 'systemic' school safety issues

In an 18-page report released late Wednesday, the grand jury found ongoing “turf wars” between local jurisdictions, law enforcement agencies and schools are hampering officials’ ability to respond to potential school threats.

Number of armed teachers in Florida remains under wraps

After weeks of emotional debate in the state Capitol this spring, the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis approved a bill that allowed teachers to get voluntary training and be armed to act as the first line of defense against school shootings.

Senate panel backs 'Best and Brightest' repeal

A measure that would repeal an embattled bonus program for public-school teachers and principals --- and free up nearly $300 million --- was backed by a Senate education panel on Monday.