Board Backs Stewart On Test Scores, School GradesThe Florida Board of Education voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to back Commissioner Pam Stewart on proposals about test scores and school grades, turning aside concerns from business and education-reform groups.
Some Of South Florida's Big Stories In 20152015 was a big year for South Florida. We made history with gay marriage, U.S./Cuba relations, and saw our schools toss hundreds of thousands of grades out.
State Releases Elementary & Middle School Preliminary Grades 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.
Education Sanctions On Hold For A YearGov. 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.
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.
Dade High Schools Get B Grade; Broward Receives CMiami-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.
Board Votes To Keep School Grade Safety Net 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.
Safety Net May Be Extended For Florida SchoolsA safety net provision which kept more than 150 Florida schools from getting an “F” grade this year may be extended.
State Officials Begin 3-Day Education SummitWith 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.
Scott Calls For Education SummitGovernor 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.
Fla. Education Comm. Allegedly Changed Grades To Benefit Political DonorFlorida'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.
State Releases School Grades FridayThe 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.