Florida’s Lee County school board has done an about face when it comes to state standardized testing. Last week, the county voted not to administer tests tied to the Common Core academic standards or any end-of-course exams.
While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
It’s the first full day of summer vacation, but students are still learning how they fared on the most talked-about test of the year, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT.
The results are in for Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.
Three measures responding to complaints about Florida’s move to Common Core standards were implemented.
A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.
The 2016 presidential election is still more than two years away, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation surrounding multiple candidates, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Florida’s new Common Core education standards has some folks fired up so now the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is pushing through a series of sweeping changes.