Democrats Target School AccountabilityWith Florida students set to take state standardized tests in the coming months, Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation to prevent students’ test scores from counting against them.
Carvalho In DC For School Testing DiscussionMiami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is Washington DC where he's taking part in a policy discussion on school testing.
Technical Glitches Stall State Standardized TestingIt's another 'fail' for the state of Florida's new computer-based standardized tests.
State Suspends Some Standardized Testing For Younger StudentsSome of Florida's youngest students are getting a pass this year on a portion of state's standardized tests. This year the state's education department is suspending the computer portion of the "Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR)" for students in kindergarten through second grade.
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
Superintendent Carvalho Weighs In On State Standardized TestingMiami-Dade's Schools Superintendent has weighed in on the debate of state standardized testing. In an op-ed piece in CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald, Alberto Carvalho urged common sense when it comes to testing.
Lee Co. Decides Not To Opt Out Of Standardized TestingFlorida's Lee County school board has done an about face when it comes to state standardized testing. Last week, the county voted not to administer tests tied to the Common Core academic standards or any end-of-course exams.
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.