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Lawmakers Question Study On New School TestLawmakers from both sides of the aisle have raised sharp questions about a study that Florida Department of Education officials say validated the state's controversial new standardized test for public-school students.
High Court Turns Down Teacher Performance Pay CaseThe Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up a constitutional challenge to a controversial law that more closely ties teachers' pay to how students perform on tests.
Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing ThursdayAfter a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts - Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.
FIU Grant Will Fund Robots Used To Teach Middle School StudentsFlorida International University has received a $2 million grant to use robots to teach science, technology, engineering and math to middle school students.
Appeals Court Upholds Performance Pay LawAn appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers' pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn't give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.
FDOE: Dade School Board Retaliated Against Employees The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) ruled Miami-Dade County's School Board unlawfully retaliated against school employees involved in a charter school conversion.
ACLU Calls For Investigation Of Gender-Based ClassesA civil rights group is calling for a federal investigation into single-gender classes in three Florida counties.
Florida Art Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year One Florida art teacher nabbed the title of Florida's 2015 Teacher of the Year on Thursday.
Ruling May Chill School Districts Efforts To Challenge Charter School ConversionsA ruling against the Miami-Dade County Public School District was the first-ever ruling under Florida statutes, written specifically to prevent school districts from taking “unlawful reprisals” against employees who support charter school conversions.
Florida Forced To Stagger Timing Of Payments An outdated accounting system is forcing Florida to delay payments to schools and healthcare providers.
Florida Releases Third Grade FCAT Scores The results are in for Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.
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.
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