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Superintendent Carvalho Weighs In On State Standardized Testing

Miami-Dade’s Schools Superintendent has weighed in on the debate of state standardized testing. In an op-ed piece in CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald, Alberto Carvalho urged common sense when it comes to testing.

09/03/2014

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Lee Co. Decides Not To Opt Out Of Standardized Testing

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.

09/02/2014

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

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.

08/27/2014

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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

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.

08/27/2014

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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

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.

08/27/2014

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FCAT Scores Show Modest Year-To-Year Gains

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.

06/06/2014

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Florida Releases Third Grade FCAT Scores

The results are in for Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.

05/23/2014

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Governor Scott Signs Bills Resulting From Common Core Battle

Three measures responding to complaints about Florida’s move to Common Core standards were implemented.

05/12/2014

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Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

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.

04/11/2014

WOODBURY, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Says Presidential Decision Coming In 2014

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.

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