Later this month, Florida will hold three public hearings on controversial new education standards.
A hearing to learn whether eight defendants who remain charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major would accept plea offers or go to trial has been rescheduled.
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.
Pam Stewart, the interim education commissioner chosen after Tony Bennett’s abrupt resignation in August, has been officially hired as Bennett’s successor.
With traditional four-year college costs soaring and an uncertain job market, scores of students are opting for an alternative type of education.
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.
All though the three-day schools summit, put together by Governor Rick Scott, is coming to an end, exactly what it means for teachers and students in the state of Florida still remains unclear.
A safety net provision which kept more than 150 Florida schools from getting an “F” grade this year may be extended.
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.
Much of the debate over the state of the economy in recent years has been the oft repeated phrase that the middle class is quickly dying in the United States. It turns out, that may be reality, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.