PARENTS FIRST: Saying ‘parents know best,’ a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers advance legislation to create a new chapter of state law setting forth parental rights in education, health care and other areas of upbringing. Some critics worry that the measure would cause problems for LGBTQ youth, whose parents could have freedom to mistreat them. But the overwhelming sentiment on the House Education Committee was that the government should not be telling parents how to raise their children. More from Florida Politics.
CRACKING DOWN: Pasco County’s Fivay High sees five students and one former student arrested after two lunchtime fights break out. New principal Jason Joens, who took over the school this academic year, says he’ll do what he can to ensure the students don’t return,