Florida Education

Florida's Teacher Union Appeals Ruling In Voucher LawsuitFlorida's teacher union is appealing a ruling in a lawsuit that challenges the state's private school voucher program.
Florida Schools Chief To Lead New York Education Dept.A Florida school superintendent will lead New York's education department.
Study Looks At Effectiveness Of Virtual Schooling In FloridaVirtual schooling in Florida will come under the proverbial microscope now that the U.S. Department of Education has approved a $1.6 million three-year study of its effectiveness.
Women To Watch: Trend Tracker® With Sister Suzanne Cooke In this heavenly edition of Women To Watch, Trend Tracker® Tara Gilani spent divine time with Sister Suzanne Cooke, headmistress of Carrollton School in Coconut Grove. The two strolled the beautiful campus, talking, laughing and celebrating life.
Students To Represent Florida At National Science Olympiad If it's got anything to do with science, a group of South Florida students at Archimedean conservatory school are on it.
Curbs On Florida School Testing Passed By Florida SenateThe Florida Senate passed a bill that would have students spend no more than 45 hours a year on standardized tests.
Court To Hear Arguments In Teacher Evaluation CaseA 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.
Florida House Wants School Districts To Require UniformsThe Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.
Florida May No Longer Hold Back 3rd Graders Who Fail TestFlorida may end the state's practice of holding back third-grade students who fail standardized tests.
Senate Bill Looks At Testing FalloutA 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.
House Unanimously Approves Testing BillThe House approved a bill that would lower the amount of tests given at Florida public schools.
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.