“Communities in Schools” in Miami is one of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school. The organization is releasing a national public awareness campaign featuring young people who have graduated from high school as a result of their involvement with communities to school. In the show viewers will meet a student who was struggling but now being recognized as the best turnaround student based on her improved behavior, attitude and good grades.
The state’s end-of-course grades are in and school districts in South Florida are being recognized Monday for improved student performance.
The desire for success has driven some college students to the hospital. Many of them have taken prescription drugs to get better grades. They are referred to as “study drugs” and are easy to get and easy to abuse.
Governor Rick Scott has asked education, business, and political leaders to meet next week to discuss the state’s school grading system as controversy surrounds the issue.
Florida’s Education Commissioner, Tony Bennett, is on the defensive after reports emerged this week that he allegedly changed the grade of a school in Indiana to benefit a political donor.
The Florida Board of Education released grades for most of the state’s public schools Friday, but only after the scores underwent a last-minute overhaul.
Looking to avoid another botched rollout of school grades this year, the State Board of Education on Tuesday asked Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to appoint a task force to examine the test scores used to calculate the grades.
The Florida Department of Education is under fire once again after miscalculating school grades across the state and Monday afternoon, Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho will hold a press conference to discuss accountability and changes to those school performance grades.
The grades are out for Florida’s school districts, and in South Florida, the only districts to get an A report card are Broward and Monroe County. Miami-Dade was rated B, among 23 districts to get that score in results released Monday by the Florida Department of Education.
If teachers are being graded for their student’s performance, is it only fair that parents also be held accountable for how well-prepared the student is?