Florida superintendent weighs in on bill easing teacher requirements

With just a few months to go until the end of this school year, the Hillsborough County school district remains some 400 teachers short. “We need help right now,” said Hillsborough County school superintendent Addison Davis. But the head of the state’s third largest school district is hopeful Florida’s years-long teacher shortage crisis could be inching toward closing its teacher gap. That’s in part because of a new bill proposing changes to what it requires to become certified to teach in the state.