Gradebook podcast: What’s happening with those education proposals at the Legislature’s halfway point?

Vouchers, school guardian expansions and other leadership priorities are moving as expected.
Florida House Education Committee chairwoman Jennifer Sullivan encourages her colleagues to support a school safety bill that would allow, among other things, teachers to participate as armed school guardians. 'To be clear, this bill does not require a teacher to be armed,' Sullivan said at the March 21, 2019, session. [The Florida Channel]
Florida House Education Committee chairwoman Jennifer Sullivan encourages her colleagues to support a school safety bill that would allow, among other things, teachers to participate as armed school guardians. 'To be clear, this bill does not require a teacher to be armed,' Sullivan said at the March 21, 2019, session. [The Florida Channel]
Published April 4
Updated April 4

Florida lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis laid out their major education goals as they headed toward the 2019 legislative session.

They wanted to expand vouchers, offer more school choices, allow teachers to carry weapons for security, and a host of other issues. They talked at length about attracting more top teachers to the state, providing more career and technical programs for students, and maybe, just maybe, finally approving that financial literacy high school graduation requirement.

So where are they now?

Reporters Emily Mahoney and Jeff Solochek assess the session at its halfway point.

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