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.
Florida Teens Falling Further Behind International Peers In EducationFlorida school children are not keeping up with their national and international peers in math and science.
Students Go To Extreme Measures To Get Higher Test ScoresIt’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.
Fla. Teachers Perform Well In New EvaluationsFlorida’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.
FCAT Retake Scores Remain PoorWhile first-time writing scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test improved in 2011, the scores for students retaking the FCAT were still dismal.
Merit Pay Bill Taking Shape In Florida SenateThe makings of a showdown in Tallahassee appear to be taking shape as the Florida Senate education committee is set to debate teacher pay.
Gov. Scott Pushes Charter Schools In MiamiFlorida 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.