Amid criticism, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Saturday a state set of revisions to nationwide education standards will be unveiled next week.
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.
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More than 100 elected officials, teachers and concerned parents attended a public hearing in Davie Wednesday to debate the pros and cons of state’s new academic standards.
Supporters and opponents of the controversial “Common Core” education standards clashed Tuesday in Tampa during the opening stop in a three-day round of public hearings across the state.
Governor Rick Scott wants the state to sever ties with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test that will measure if children are reaching standards in certain subjects.
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.
With Florida’s public-school system facing major questions, state officials are gathering in Clearwater for a hastily-arranged, three-day summit to address pending issues.
Governor Rick Scott has asked education, business, and political leaders to meet next week to discuss the state’s school grading system as controversy surrounds the issue.
Legislative leaders in the Sunshine State, calling to pull away from a multi-state partnership preparing new tests for student learning, have set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s student testing standards.