An Indiana school superintendent who lost his re-election bid was selected as Florida’s new education commissioner.
Florida’s high school students are making progress in college entrance exam scores.
Less 48 hours after Gerard Robinson abruptly resigned, the State Board of Education named the education commissioner’s short-term replacement.
Just weeks after Florida Education leaders came under fire for a glitch in the state’s school grading system and FCATs, Commissioner Gerard Robinson is calling it quits.
The good news: Florida’s students are working hard, and as a result, few schools needed grade improvements.
Fewer elementary, middle and combination schools received an “A” received an “A” for the 2011 – 2012 school year due to tougher grading standards.
Fifty-nine percent of Florida students who took the state’s new Algebra exam passed the test that many will need to earn a diploma, according to results released Friday morning.
The 2012 FCAT scores are out for Florida third-graders in reading and math, and thanks to revised exams and a tougher scoring system, the scores are predictably low.
The state Department of Education has launched a new campaign to give parents more information about the new, tougher version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and other education issues.
A Miami-Dade County Public School teacher was in for a pleasant surprise on Friday that started with a fire alarm.