Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.
Money to repair and update schools in Miami-Dade may be on the November ballot.
The good news: Florida’s students are working hard, and as a result, few schools needed grade improvements.
Referring to the FCAT on Friday, Governor Rick Scott was clear: “I think it’s going to change a lot.”
Legislation that would give parents more ability to determine how to make over a failing school was rammed through a Senate committee on Saturday, a likely preview of a contentious floor fight over charter schools, unions and parental support.
The Florida House has approved a controversial Charter School bill after stripping a provision that would have raided the building funds of school districts to help par for charter school expansion, a move superintendents called a potential disaster.
Florida and nine other states have been given an exemption to the No Child Left Behind law from President Barack Obama.
With cash running low, top Florida officials have recommended a two-year hiatus on the construction of new school buildings.
The grades are out for Florida’s school districts, and in South Florida, the only districts to get an A report card are Broward and Monroe County. Miami-Dade was rated B, among 23 districts to get that score in results released Monday by the Florida Department of Education.
Parents and schools have worried in recent years about the inclusion of junk food in schools; but a new study said all of that worry is for nothing.