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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

(Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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Bennett: Fla. Needs ‘Plan B’ For FCAT Replacement

Florida’s new education commissioner wants a backup plan in case the anticipated replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, fails to materialize or is delayed.

CBS4–02/19/2013

(Source:AP)

Florida Adopting Nationwide Education Standards

There is another change coming for students in Florida who are already tired of all the statewide standardized tests they have to take every year. Now, Florida’s schools are adopting uniform academic standards shared with most other states.

CBS4–12/26/2012

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Scott Says Public, Private Schools Should Face Same Standards

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

CBS4–12/12/2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott made a stop at a Miami school as part of his statewide "Listening Tour". (CBS4)

Gov. Scott Gets An Earful From Miami Students During Listening Tour Stop

Governor Rick Scott visited Southwest Senior High School Tuesday morning. His visit marks the first time he has set foot in a Miami-Dade public school.

CBS4–09/11/2012

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