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 Colleges No More?A new effort to limit opportunities for Florida colleges to offer four year degrees is underway.
Senate Budget Takes Aim At State Colleges The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $74.9 billion budget Thursday that would increase spending on public education, bankroll water projects in the Everglades system -- and send a shot across the bow of the Florida College System.
School Accountability Bill Headed To House Floor After years of confusion, a measure that would overhaul Florida's school grading system and get schools ready for new tests is headed to the House floor after receiving overwhelming approval at its final committee stop.
State Board Of Ed Approves Common Core Changes The State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to go forward with dozens of changes to the Common Core State Standards, a move that seemed unlikely to quell the grass-roots furor over the educational benchmarks.
Florida Hires New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, the interim education commissioner chosen after Tony Bennett’s abrupt resignation in August, has been officially hired as Bennett’s successor.
Florida Adopting Nationwide Education Standards There is another change coming for students in Florida who are already tired of all the statewide standardized tests they have to take every year. Now, Florida's schools are adopting uniform academic standards shared with most other states.
UTD President: Place A Moratorium On The FCATTwo opponents of the FCAT take aim at the controversial test on CBS4's News & Views with Eliott Rodriguez this weekend.
Fl. Legislator: Bring Back Elected Education SecretaryFlorida's education secretary would again be elected by popular vote and not appointed by the governor, under a proposed constitutional amendment.