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LATEST NEWS

State: Florida Education commissioner predicts teachers will carry guns in 10 years
Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said he thinks teachers in the classroom should be armed, and he predicted this will be phased in. "In 10 years, every single school in the state of Florida will have guardian teachers," he said. "It's coming. It's going to happen. It's volunteer. It's the safest, most absolute best outcome practices that you can have."
Corcoran was a surprise speaker at the meeting, where he volunteered his support for arming teachers and staff while doing away with school resource officers.
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State: 9 out of 10 Tampa Bay school districts are breaking medical marijuana law 
Hernando County is the only local school district in the Tampa Bay area with a written policy concerning medical marijuana on campus - as is now required by state law. Hardee, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Sarasota Counties have no policy and have not approved any students to use medical marijuana on campus, Citrus and Highlands said they’re working on writing a policy, while Manatee and Pinellas don’t have policies but do make accommodations for students who have prescriptions. Most of these school districts however informed 10Investigates that they’re not following the state law because it conflicts with federal law - which still doesn’t allow medical marijuana.
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State: Some Florida teachers can now carry guns inside the classroom
Starting Tuesday, a controversial law will allow some teachers in Florida to carry guns inside the classroom. 
We may never have an exact number of how many teachers will carry weapons because they're supposed to remain anonymous for their safety. School districts are allowed to opt out of arming teachers, and two of the state's largest school districts including Miami-Dade and Orlando have elected to do so, but a handful of smaller school districts are all in.
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State: Jacksonville City Council panel rejects elected school superintendent pitch
State Rep. Jason Fischer and allies in the Duval County Legislative Delegation want an elected school superintendent, but a Jacksonville City Council panel does not.
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State: Common Core: Florida plans ‘listening tour’ on proposed replacement for academic standards
If you’ve got thoughts on Common Core academic standards or their proposed replacements, Florida wants to hear from you. The state will launch a “listening tour” on academic standards next week, with the Central Florida stop scheduled for Tuesday evening at Winter Springs High School in Seminole County. The state is also taking public comment online at floridastandardsreview.org on its latest proposal for replacing Common Core, the current benchmarks for what public school students should learn in language arts and math classes.
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