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Gov. Scott Calls For Scrutiny Of Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott pledged Monday to review the number of tests being administered to Florida students and to take further steps to rein in the cost of college if he wins a second term in November.

08/26/2014

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Facing South Florida: Back-to-School with Alberto Carvalho

On the eve of the start of the new school year, Jim sits down for a special half hour with Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Albert Carvalho. The two discuss the new standards replacing the FCAT as well as how the district will handle the influx of refugee children in our community from Central America.

CBS4–08/18/2014

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FCAT Scores Show Modest Year-To-Year Gains

It’s the first full day of summer vacation, but students are still learning how they fared on the most talked-about test of the year, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT.

06/06/2014

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Florida Releases Third Grade FCAT Scores

The results are in for Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.

05/23/2014

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Student Breaks Neck After Being Body Slammed At School

A Miramar middle-schooler is recovering from spinal surgery after he says he was body-slammed at school.

05/14/2014

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Computer Glitch During FCAT Testing

Broward’s school district was just one of several districts across the state which experienced problems administering the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) on Tuesday because of a computer glitch.

04/22/2014

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Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote

A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.

04/11/2014

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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.

03/24/2014

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New Test Will Replace FCAT

Students will soon have a new test that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT.

03/17/2014

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Florida May Allow Expansion Of Private School Vouchers

If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.

03/06/2014

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