This week the state is rolling out its new, much debated, Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke against cutting off the Department of Homeland Security’s budget saying it would make U.S. borders less secure.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush defended his conservative credentials like tax cuts and smaller government ahead of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Supposedly, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was in Tallahassee this week for a summit on education. But between the fundraiser he held in town, another fundraiser later in the week in New York City and the release of the first chapter of a book chronicling his time as governor through emails he sent and received, it looked a lot like the soft launch of a presidential campaign.
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.
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.