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Senate Panel Makes Major Changes To Charter-School Bill

A dramatically narrowed version of legislation aimed at helping charter schools get started and expand was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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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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FL High School Students Drinking Less Soda

According to new statistics, students in Florida high schools are healthier than they were six years ago.

03/01/2014

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Fla. Releases Performance Scores For Teachers

Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.

02/24/2014

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State Board Of Ed Approves Common Core Changes

The State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to go forward with dozens of changes to the Common Core State Standards, a move that seemed unlikely to quell the grass-roots furor over the educational benchmarks.

02/18/2014

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Changes To Education Standards Unveiled

The Florida Department of Education has unveiled a list of recommended changes to the state’s learning standards, the next step in an effort to tamp down criticism of the state’s participation in a national set of benchmarks known as Common Core.

CBS Miami–01/14/2014

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Dade High Schools Get B Grade; Broward Receives C

Miami-Dade County maintained its overall B rating for schools this year, but Broward County dropped from a B to a C in the latest ranking released by the state Wednesday morning.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

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Appeals Court Orders Release Of Teacher Data

Teachers’ results under a Florida Department of Education formula meant to measure student learning must be released to the public, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday.

11/12/2013

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Florida’s Teacher Of The Year Announced

The 2012-2013 school year is all done, and the students’ report cards are old news, so now it’s time for one Florida teacher to be honored with the of the sunshine state’s Teacher of the Year award.

07/11/2013

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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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