Facing South Florida: Back-to-School with Alberto CarvalhoOn the eve of the start of the new school year, Jim sits down for a special half hour with Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Albert Carvalho. The two discuss the new standards replacing the FCAT as well as how the district will handle the influx of refugee children in our community from Central America.
FCAT Scores Show Modest Year-To-Year GainsIt's the first full day of summer vacation, but students are still learning how they fared on the most talked-about test of the year, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT.
Florida Releases Third Grade FCAT Scores The results are in for Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.
Student Breaks Neck After Being Body Slammed At SchoolA Miramar middle-schooler is recovering from spinal surgery after he says he was body-slammed at school.
Computer Glitch During FCAT TestingBroward's school district was just one of several districts across the state which experienced problems administering the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) on Tuesday because of a computer glitch.
Textbook Bill Survives Tight Senate Vote A bill that would replace a statewide review of public-school learning materials with a local process narrowly survived its final Senate vote Friday, though the fate of a similar bill in the House remains unclear.
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.
New Test Will Replace FCAT Students will soon have a new test that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT.
Florida May Allow Expansion Of Private School VouchersIf an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.
Fla. Releases Performance Scores For Teachers Parents in Florida will be able to get a closer look at how more than 100,000 teachers across the state are doing after the release of performance scores on Monday.
Fla. Rep. Files Bill Aimed At Ending Common CoreIn the wake of conservative complaints that the nationwide "common core" standards could be the first step toward a federal takeover of schools, a Republican lawmaker has filed a bill meant to stop the initiative in Florida.