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Florida Leaders’ Bring New Attention To Student Testing

Legislative leaders in the Sunshine State, calling to pull away from a multi-state partnership preparing new tests for student learning, have set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s student testing standards.

07/24/2013

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Fla. Board Of Ed Looks To Avoid Another Grades Fiasco

Looking to avoid another botched rollout of school grades this year, the State Board of Education on Tuesday asked Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to appoint a task force to examine the test scores used to calculate the grades.

CBS Miami–06/19/2013

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State Releases FCAT & EOC Results

The Florida Department of Education released more FCAT scores Friday which showed many Florida students continue to struggle with the high-stakes test in reading and math.

CBS Miami–06/07/2013

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State Releases First FCAT Scores

South Florida and the rest of the state received the first results Friday of the 2013 FCAT tests. Those tests include FCAT 2.0 writing and third-grade FCAT 2.0 reading and mathematics assessments.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

Miami-Dade School Board Member Raquel Regalado.  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The Future of the FCAT

Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado discusses the ongoing controversy of “teaching to the test” and the curriculum set to soon replace the FCAT.

CBS4–05/13/2013

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Teachers Groups Sue Over Performance Evaluations

A coalition of teachers unions have filed suit against the state and three local school boards over the planned performance evaluation that will assign grades to Florida’s teachers.

CBS Miami–04/16/2013

Gov. Rick Scott delivers his state of the state on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (Source: The Florida Channel)

Florida Legislature Passes Groundbreaking Education Bill

Florida lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a far-reaching education bill that undoes a much-lauded bill from three years ago.

CBS4–04/13/2013

Miami-bred rapper Pitbull speaks to students at his former elementary school. (Source: Eleanor Robinson/Dade Schools)

At His Former School, Pitbull Motivates Kids To Ace FCAT

Armando Pérez, better known as Pitbull, paid a surprise visit to his former elementary school on Friday morning.

CBS4–04/06/2013

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Free Breakfast For Students On First Day Of FCATs

Nearly two million South Florida students will soon be picking up their #2 pencils to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, otherwise known as the FCAT. But before the test, it’s important to give your children a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and McDonald’s has decided to help out.

CBS4–04/05/2013

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First Round Of FCATs Kicks Off Tuesday

Some South Florida students will need to put on their thinking caps Tuesday – or should that be their writing caps?

CBS4–02/26/2013

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