Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing ThursdayAfter a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts - Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.
Florida Testing Debate Shifts For RepublicansFor years, debates about holding Florida teachers and schools accountable followed a predictable pattern: Democrats and teachers unions criticized the plans as being too heavily reliant on standardized testing, while Republicans pushed through the plans and insisted that measuring student progress ensures children will learn. This year, the terms of the debate have changed.
Governor Scott Orders Less Testing In State's Public SchoolsGovernor Rick Scott is suspending a standardized test given to Florida's 11th graders.
Florida Schools Ranking From Education Week Drops To 28thFor several years, Florida's political leaders, including Gov. Rick Scott, have touted across the state that their public schools were among the nation's best.
Number Of Top-Rated High Schools Falls In FloridaGrades are in for Florida's high school graduation rates and preliminary grades for the schools.
Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1stWith the start of a new month comes 157 new laws ranging from the "Florida GI Bill" to a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Tax Cut, School Grading Bills Await Gov. Scott's SignatureBills that would slice taxes on a list of items and overhaul the state's school-grading system are awaiting Gov. Rick Scott's signature.
Florida Legislature Passes School Textbook BillA new bill, on its way to Governor Scott, would make school districts give parents the chance to object to textbooks used in schools.
Streamlined School Grading System Poised To PassA measure aimed at streamlining the state's school-grading system and pausing the most serious consequences for some schools is one step away from Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
School Accountability Bill Headed To House Floor After years of confusion, a measure that would overhaul Florida's school grading system and get schools ready for new tests is headed to the House floor after receiving overwhelming approval at its final committee stop.
Fla. Releases Performance Scores For Teachers Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.
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.