Third-Grade Promotion Ruling Spells Trouble For StateA judge declined to immediately order that students in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit be promoted from third to fourth grade.
Education Groups Plunge Into Campaigns
Judge Weighs Third-Grade Policy After Contentious HearingA state judge is weighing a decision that could shake Florida's education-accountability system following a marathon hearing.
State, School Boards Look To Move Testing CaseJudge sets hearing to consider whether lawsuit challenging the state's third-grade retention policies should be decided by a federal court.
Appeals Court Rejects Voucher ChallengeAn appeals court rejected a challenge to Florida's de facto school-voucher system Tuesday.
Lawsuit Challenges Holding Back Students Over TestsParents whose children were retained in third grade after they "opted out" of Florida's standardized tests filed a lawsuit this week.
State Resumes Borrowing For Education ProjectsGov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously agreed to borrow millions over the next few years to build facilities for state schools.
School Bells Ringing Earlier This YearTens of thousands of Florida school children will return to their classrooms next week.
Judge Rejects Sweeping Challenge To Education SystemA Leon County judge Tuesday rejected a wide-ranging challenge to the state's education system, saying lawmakers had met their constitutional obligation to provide a free, high-quality public education for Florida students.
Former Florida Gov. Bush Returning To Leadership Role At Education FoundationMonths after dropping out of the presidential race, Jeb Bush is returning to a leadership role in the education foundation he created.
Scott Gathers Business, Education Leaders To Discuss Higher EdGov. Rick Scott created the invitation-only "Degrees to Jobs Summit" to put university and college presidents and trustees in talks with the business community.
Voucher Opponents Ask To Have Suit ReinstatedLawyers for opponents of the state's de facto school-voucher program asked an appeals court Tuesday to reinstate a lawsuit against the system.