Florida Moving Towards Federal Education Waiver For Testing Accountability MeasuresAs the “COVID slide” continues to affect learning gains and widen achievement gaps for students nationwide, the Florida Department of Education was moving Wednesday toward requesting a federal waiver for testing accountability measures.
Florida Education Officials Want All Students To Return To Classroom For Standardized TestsFlorida education officials want all students to return to the classroom this spring to take the required standardized tests.
State Grants Extra Time For Standardized TestsAmid a debate about whether students should be required to take standardized tests in person as COVID-19 continues to spread, the state Department of Education is giving an additional two weeks for the Florida Standards Assessments and a statewide science test to be administered.
Advocates Ask State’s Education Commissioner To Delay English Proficiency ExamAs the organization overseeing the SAT test changes the exam’s format to relax requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group advocating for students learning English in Florida is asking the state to delay a yearly assessment.
Some Florida Teachers Still Waiting For RaisesTeachers in 23 Florida school districts have not seen pay increases promised by the Legislature when it approved spending $500 million last year to raise educator salaries.
‘Listening Tour’ Slated On Florida Education StandardsThe Florida Department of Education next week will start what it has dubbed a “listening tour” about new academic standards for public schools.
State Asks Judge To Toss Lawsuit Over Teacher BonusesThe Florida Department of Education on Wednesday asked a Tallahassee judge to toss a lawsuit that seeks to have the state pay money to teachers that school districts deducted from bonuses.
Stoneman Douglas Commission To Get Update On Florida School Safety EffortsA statewide commission created in response to last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get an update on the number of Florida schools that are not complying with school-safety laws.
Florida To Track School Districts With Armed 'Guardian' TeachersMore than two months after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an expansion of the controversial school “guardian” program, state officials have not tracked how many school districts will allow classroom teachers to be armed. But that will change.
Florida Department Of Education Accused Of Shortchanging Teachers, Faces LawsuitThe Florida Department of Education is under heat after allegations of the department shortchanging its teachers on bonuses have surfaced.
Florida Department of Education Wants To Move Quickly On School MisconductThe Florida Department of Education wants school districts to quickly report complaints about potential misconduct by school personnel to help expedite investigations that could lead to employees’ removal.
Miami-Dade Schools Celebrate First-Ever A-Rating By Asking For Teacher Pay RaisesFor the first time ever, Miami-Dade County Public Schools earned an "A" designation from the Florida Department of Education.
Dade Teacher Among Finalists For Teacher Of The Year In Florida Precious Symonette - a creative writing teacher at Miami Norland Senior High School received the surprise of a lifetime.
Florida Teachers Protest School Conditions At State CapitolTeachers are making their voices heard in Tallahassee in a protest against the state's education system, including the heavy reliance on high-stakes testing.
FEA Files Complaint Against Teacher Bonus ProgramThe state's largest teachers union filed a complaint Monday over a program that rewards teachers for high scores on college admissions tests, saying the "Best and Brightest" bonuses discriminate on the basis of age and race.