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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

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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

Gerard Robinson (Source: Florida Department of Education)

FL Education Commissioner Robinson Resigns

Just weeks after Florida Education leaders came under fire for a glitch in the state’s school grading system and FCATs, Commissioner Gerard Robinson is calling it quits.

CBS4–07/31/2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Envisions Changes To FCAT, Not Florida Health Care

Referring to the FCAT on Friday, Governor Rick Scott was clear: “I think it’s going to change a lot.”

CBS Miami–07/06/2012

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Final Set Of FCAT 2.0 Scores Reveal Tougher Scoring Standard

As the school year comes to a close, the final set of scores from this year’s Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were released Tuesday and state education officials said the scores are better than they expected but South Florida numbers were lower than the state average in most cases.

CBS4–06/05/2012

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Broward School Board Discusses De-Emphasizing FCATs

Students get worked up over them, parents dread them and teachers now have part of their merit pay based on their results according to a new law. They’re the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Tests.

CBS4–05/30/2012

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Florida Teachers Union Opposing Evaluation Rule

The battle over teacher evaluations and merit pay takes center stage in Tallahassee Wednesday.

CBS4–05/30/2012

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Florida Releases Third Grade FCAT Scores

The 2012 FCAT scores are out for Florida third-graders in reading and math, and thanks to revised exams and a tougher scoring system, the scores are predictably low.

CBS4–05/24/2012

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