Florida Board of Education State Education Board Identifies Crucial Teacher Shortages, Floats Idea Of Differentiated Pay By Ryan Dailey • Jan 16, 2019 Photo by Tra Nguyen / UnSplash Florida is facing a teacher shortage that stakeholders say is a growing problem. State Department of Education data for this school year shows nearly 3,300 teacher vacancies across the state. State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Long-Standing Legal Battle Over Public Education Standards By Ryan Dailey • Nov 8, 2018 MGN Online The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a nine-year-old case on K-12 education standards. Incoming Senate President: 'I Stand By' The Decision To Keep Funds In The Guardian Program By Shawn Mulcahy • Sep 17, 2018 Florida Senate Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano stands by his decision to keep funds in the so-called Guardian program. This comes after Governor Rick Scott asked the Legislature to move the remaining funds to school districts so they can hire more officers.