Board Of Education
The State Board of Education has decided to once again ask lawmakers for record per-student funding for public schools — with the lion’s share of the increase coming from local taxpayers.
A new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials’ drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions and their students do.
An appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers’ pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn’t give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.
Backing a pledge made by Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Board of Education has approved a proposed 2015-16 budget that includes record per-student funding for public schools.
Education will be at the forefront of the new legislative session this month.
More than 19,000 comments and suggestions have been submitted to the Florida Department of Education during the month-long review of the Common Core Standards for schools.
A controversial safety net put in place to keep Florida’s schools from dropping by more than one letter grade at a time will stay – for now.
In the wake of conservative complaints that the nationwide “common core” standards could be the first step toward a federal takeover of schools, a Republican lawmaker has filed a bill meant to stop the initiative in Florida.
Florida Governor Rick Scott will assemble education leaders for a summit next week to give the in-flux school system some direction, the governor’s office announced Thursday.
Following the abrupt resignation of Tony Bennett, the education commissioner amidst a scandal that ultimately questioned his integrity, Florida’s Board of Education has picked a top state education official to fill in.