Florida school children are not keeping up with their national and international peers in math and science.
It’s no secret the college admissions process can be stressful for students, especially the dreaded standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, but these days the pressure to perform is greater than ever.
Florida’s students may be behind in test scores nationally, but roughly 97 percent of teachers were rated as “effective” or “highly effective” under a new value-added model.
While first-time writing scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test improved in 2011, the scores for students retaking the FCAT were still dismal.
The makings of a showdown in Tallahassee appear to be taking shape as the Florida Senate education committee is set to debate teacher pay.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is visiting to the Florida International Academy charter school in Opa-Locka to tout the need for an increase in funding for charter schools.