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Scott Looks To Calm Nerves Over Common Core

Amid criticism, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Saturday a state set of revisions to nationwide education standards will be unveiled next week.


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Over 19,000 Comments Received On Common Core Standards

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.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

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Deadline Approaching On Common Core Input

Have an opinion or comment on the state’s Common Core academic standards for language arts and math you want to share? Better hurry as the deadline is almost here.


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Praise, Criticism Leveled At Common Core During Davie Hearing

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.


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Supporters, Opponents Of “Common Core” Clash At Hearing

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.

CBS Miami–10/16/2013

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Scott Recommends Changes To Common Core Plan

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.

CBS Miami–09/23/2013

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Fla. Rep. Files Bill Aimed At Ending Common Core

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.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

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State Officials Begin 3-Day Education Summit

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.

CBS Miami–08/26/2013

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Scott Calls For Education Summit

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.

CBS Miami–08/23/2013

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Florida Leaders’ Bring New Attention To Student Testing

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.




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