While last year’s grades are long gone from the minds of South Florida students, teachers and school board officials are taking a look at the state’s school grades released Friday.
Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 1642) overhauling the state’s A-to-F grading system on Monday along with more than 50 other bills.
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.
Miami-Dade County maintained its overall B rating for schools this year, but Broward County dropped from a B to a C in the latest ranking released by the state Wednesday morning.
A controversial safety net put in place to keep Florida’s schools from dropping by more than one letter grade at a time will stay – for now.
A safety net provision which kept more than 150 Florida schools from getting an “F” grade this year may be extended.
With Florida’s public-school system facing major questions, state officials are gathering in Clearwater for a hastily-arranged, three-day summit to address pending issues.
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.