Education

January 9, 2014: FAMU elected its first female president, Elmira Mangum.

Chairman Of FAMU Trustees Seeks Tighter Control Of President

Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum is facing criticism from some of the university’s trustees as they evaluated her performance.

07/21/2015

Alberto Carvalho headed to the White House for national school discipline discussion. (Source: CBS4)

Carvalho Headed To White House For National School Discipline Discussion

Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho is headed to the White House for a national policy discussion on school discipline.

07/21/2015

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100+ New Laws Go Into Effect July 1st

Beginning Wednesday, 130 new laws produced by the Legislature, and signed by Governor Rick Scott, will go into effect.

06/30/2015

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Obama Administration Approves First Waiver For Tribal School

For the first time, the Obama administration is granting an Indian tribal school flexibility from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.

06/01/2015

Teen gets scholarship thanks to Diplomas Now. (Source: CBS4)

‘Diplomas Now’ Steers Booker T. Senior In The Right Direction

Sometimes students are headed in the wrong direction, and with proper guidance or steering, it’s possible for them to turn a corner and make the grade.

05/20/2015

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Test Grade Eliminations Result Of State Going “Too Far, Too Fast”

Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke out Tuesday after Monday’s big news when it comes to testing in South Florida.

05/19/2015

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Judge Tosses Challenge To School Voucher Program

A legal challenge to the state’s private-school voucher program has been dismissed.

05/18/2015

Student Computer Testing (Source: CBS4)

FSA Testing Resumes Day After Technical Glitch

It appears, following Monday’s technical glitches, that the Florida Standards Assessment test is running smoothly in both Miami-Dade and Broward County.

04/21/2015

Student Computer Testing (Source: CBS4)

Technical Glitches Stall State Standardized Testing

It’s another ‘fail’ for the state of Florida’s new computer-based standardized tests.

04/20/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Limit Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill aimed at rolling back the number of tests given to public school students, capping off a discussion that saw Florida Republicans ease back at least slightly on a longstanding principle of the state’s education-reform movement.

04/14/2015

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