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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.

CBS Miami–04/07/2014

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Common Core Backlash In Florida Prompts Changes

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.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

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State Board Of Ed Approves Common Core Changes

The State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to go forward with dozens of changes to the Common Core State Standards, a move that seemed unlikely to quell the grass-roots furor over the educational benchmarks.

02/18/2014

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Scott Calls For Increased Education Spending In Election Year

Governor Rick Scott will ask state legislators for more money for public schools this year, though it’s less than half of what he asked for last year.

CBS Miami–01/27/2014

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Florida Board Of Education Weighs Changes To Common Core

The State’s Board of Education met Tuesday in Miami to discuss, among other things, proposed changes to the Common Core academic standards. It also recognized Alberto Carvalho as the state superintendent of the year.

CBS4–01/21/2014

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Changes To Education Standards Unveiled

The Florida Department of Education has unveiled a list of recommended changes to the state’s learning standards, the next step in an effort to tamp down criticism of the state’s participation in a national set of benchmarks known as Common Core.

CBS Miami–01/14/2014

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