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Miami Gardens Man Is Finalist For National Teacher Award

For the fourth year in a row, the Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year is a contender for the National Teacher of the Year award.


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New Merit Pay System Faces Challenge From Teachers Union

While some applaud the new merit pay system for the state’s teachers, the occupation’s union is fighting it head on.


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Florida High Schools Get 50 Percent More A’s In 2012

Despite new higher academic standards, Florida’s high school students rose to the challenge in 2012, with 231 high schools getting an A grade, up from 148 in 2011. The Florida Department of Education released the preliminary results on Friday.


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Gov. Scott Urges Schools To Review Safety Procedures

In the wake of last Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut, Gov. Rick Scott call on all school leaders in the state to review and enhance their safety and emergency plans.


(Source: CBS4) Daniela Pelaez celebrates her diploma

Student Success: Florida Graduation Rate Climbs 3.9 Percent

Florida’s federal graduation rate dramatically increased by 3.9 percentage points this year, state education officials announced Friday. INSIDE: How the graduation rate for minorities also improved.


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Fla. Board Of Education Names Interim Commissioner

Less 48 hours after Gerard Robinson abruptly resigned, the State Board of Education named the education commissioner’s short-term replacement.

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Carvalho To Address State School Grade Revisions

The Florida Department of Education is under fire once again after miscalculating school grades across the state and Monday afternoon, Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho will hold a press conference to discuss accountability and changes to those school performance grades.


Carol City Elementary School teacher Alexandre Lopes named Macy’s Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year on July 12, 2012. This is an image of Lopes in his classroom. (CBS4)

Special Ed Teacher From Carol City Named Teacher Of The Year

A huge congratulations goes out to a South Florida elementary school teacher who has been named Teacher of the Year.



South Florida Schools Prep For The FCAT 2.0

South Florida students will soon begin taking the test they have been prepping for all year.


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Fla. Releases Rankings Of All Schools

The state of Florida has released its ranking for the 2010-2011 school year and South Florida schools were at the top and bottom of the school rankings.