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.
The formula used to grade schools is changing once again. On Tuesday, the state’s Board of Education voted 4-3 to approve the formula change pushed by Education Commissioner Tony Bennett.
Changes may be coming to the way your child’s school is graded.
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.
Fewer elementary, middle and combination schools received an “A” received an “A” for the 2011 – 2012 school year due to tougher grading standards.