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Board Of Ed Asks For Record Per Student Funding Increase

The State Board of Education has decided to once again ask lawmakers for record per-student funding for public schools — with the lion’s share of the increase coming from local taxpayers.

08/27/2015

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Board Of Education Approves College Performance Funding

A new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials’ drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions and their students do.

07/23/2015

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State Investigating Cyber-Attack On FSA Testing System

South Florida students did not encounter any technical issues Monday while taking the state’s new standardized test, however, the state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating testing delays caused by cyber-attacks on a server used to administer the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).

CBS Miami–03/09/2015

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Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing Thursday

After a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts – Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.

03/04/2015

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FSA Testing Canceled Until State Can Guarantee Problems Are Fixed

chool administrators in Miami-Dade and Broward have canceled the computer based Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) test for grades 8-10 Tuesday, however, Education commissioner Pam Stewart told district superintendents via email Tuesday morning that the online tech services have been restored and testing may resume.

03/03/2015

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Governor Scott Orders Less Testing In State’s Public Schools

Governor Rick Scott is suspending a standardized test given to Florida’s 11th graders.

02/18/2015

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South Florida School Districts Show Improvement On End-Of-Course Assessments

The state’s end-of-course grades are in and school districts in South Florida are being recognized Monday for improved student performance.

06/16/2014

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Fla. House Passes School Accountability Revamp

Despite protests from Democrats, the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a school-accountability proposal that includes changes to the state’s school-grading system.

CBS Miami–04/30/2014

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Miami-Dade Gets Special Recognition In New Education Report

Miami-Dade has received special recognition in the 10th Annual Advanced Placement Report to the nation. The county’s school district, along with Manatee County’s school district, were named Advanced Placement (AP) Districts of the Year.

02/11/2014

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Florida Board Of Education Weighs Changes To Common Core

The State’s Board of Education met Tuesday in Miami to discuss, among other things, proposed changes to the Common Core academic standards. It also recognized Alberto Carvalho as the state superintendent of the year.

CBS4–01/21/2014

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