Rather than just be victims, survivors of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, decided to become activists. Several headed to Tallahassee to advocate for stricter gun control and safer schools. Their message resonated in the Capitol, where their presence influenced a broad range of issues, and statewide, where peers were inspired to join the effort. Tallahassee bureau reporter Emily Mahoney debriefs with reporter Jeff Solochek on the week in education news.
Some stories of reference: Arming teachers? Some officials like the idea, but many educators don't • Florida House approves bill to post "In God We Trust" in all public schools • Thousands of local students walk out of class in solidarity with Douglas High peers • Parkland shooting weighs heavy on Florida education debate, influencing major school choice package HB 7055