Miami Private School Booted From Scholarship ProgramA Miami private school is challenging a decision by the Florida Department of Education to shut off student-scholarship money through two voucher-like state programs.
Florida's New Public-School Test Found ValidA new study found Florida's high stakes school testing millions of school children is valid.
Board Of Ed Asks For Record Per Student Funding IncreaseThe 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.
Board Of Education Approves College Performance FundingA 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.
State Investigating Cyber-Attack On FSA Testing SystemSouth 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).
Broward, Dade, Palm Beach County To Resume FSA Testing ThursdayAfter 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.
FSA Testing Canceled Until State Can Guarantee Problems Are Fixedchool 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.
Governor Scott Orders Less Testing In State's Public SchoolsGovernor Rick Scott is suspending a standardized test given to Florida's 11th graders.
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.
Fla. House Passes School Accountability RevampDespite 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.
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.
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.