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Billion Dollar Bond Proposed To Upgrade Dilapidated Schools

A $1.2 billion bond referendum pitched by the Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho has been approved by the Miami-Dade School Board in a vote of 7-2.


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Fewer “A” Rated Florida Schools In 2012

Fewer elementary, middle and combination schools received an “A” received an “A” for the 2011 – 2012 school year due to tougher grading standards.



Algebra 1 End-Of-Course Exams Get Mixed Results In S. Fla.

Fifty-nine percent of Florida students who took the state’s new Algebra exam passed the test that many will need to earn a diploma, according to results released Friday morning.



Florida Teachers Union Opposing Evaluation Rule

The battle over teacher evaluations and merit pay takes center stage in Tallahassee Wednesday.



Lowered Standards Don’t Hide Poor FCAT Scores

Results from the FCAT reading and writing parts of the test paint a very bad picture for students moving through the Florida school system.



Miami Jackson High Gets “A” Grade From State

State education officials have now given Miami Jackson Senior High an “A” grade after reviewing an appeal by the school district.


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Fla. Releases Rankings Of All Schools

The state of Florida has released its ranking for the 2010-2011 school year and South Florida schools were at the top and bottom of the school rankings.


(Credit: AP)

Florida’s High School Grades Improve

Florida’s high schools have gotten an “A” for effort when it comes to achieving high marks for the 2010-11 school year.


(Source: AP Photo/Mike Derer)

School Nutrition Program Moves To Agriculture Dept.

The state’s school and food nutrition program will be part of the state Agriculture Department starting Sunday.



Charter Boarding School To Open For At-Risk Kids In Miami In 2012

The Department of Education has picked a Washington, D.C.-based charter school organization to operate a new tuition-free statewide college preparatory boarding charter school for at-risk youth in Miami.