Florida Education

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Court To Hear Arguments In Teacher Evaluation Case

A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in the battle on the constitutionality of a system which tied teacher evaluations to student performance in Florida.

03/28/2015

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Florida House Wants School Districts To Require Uniforms

The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.

03/27/2015

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Florida May No Longer Hold Back 3rd Graders Who Fail Test

Florida may end the state’s practice of holding back third-grade students who fail standardized tests.

03/25/2015

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Senate Bill Looks At Testing Fallout

A Senate panel approved a revamped version of testing legislation Thursday, potentially paving the way for an audit of the botched rollout of the state’s new standardized tests and making clear that school districts would be repaid if the state recovers damages from the contractor running the exams.

03/20/2015

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House Unanimously Approves Testing Bill

The House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.

03/18/2015

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Senate Panel Approves Testing Bill Amid Troubles

A Florida Senate committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill meant to limit the number of exams students can take.

03/04/2015

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Gov. Scott Orders Less Testing In Florida’s Public Schools

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he will suspend a test set to be given to 11th graders in Spring in response to backlash over the amount of testing in the public school system.

02/18/2015

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Crucial Legal Question Confronts Florida’s Voucher Program

The fate of the state’s private school voucher program, which currently serves nearly 70,000 students, is being decided in a Leon County courtroom.

02/09/2015

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Number Of Top-Rated High Schools Falls In Florida

Grades are in for Florida’s high school graduation rates and preliminary grades for the schools.

12/18/2014

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School Is First Step In Mom’s Road From Poverty

Edwards wants something better for her two sons, who are ages 4 and 7.

11/29/2014

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