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  • Orangewood Christian DB Waynedriko Smith lands first offer from Cincinnati

    Orangewood Christian DB Waynedriko Smith lands first offer from Cincinnati
    Waynedriko Smith has seen his life fall into place very nicely of late. He recently transferred to Orangewood Christian School in Maitland from Orlando Edgewater High, and on Friday the talented multi-position athlete received his first college football...
  • What tests will replace FCAT? Florida to decide by June

    What tests will replace FCAT? Florida to decide by June
    Florida plans to retire most FCAT exams and replace them with new tests aligned to the new Common Core standards. The switch, set for the 2014-15 school year, has been in the works since at least 2010 -- but now just what tests the state will switch to...
  • Farewell

    Farewell
    Aug. 5 I celebrated the news that Commissioner Gerard Robinson had resigned. It's going to take the Board of Education a long time to clean up the mess he left behind. I pray Florida will choose a successor who will take into account the views of school...
  • Gov. Scott touts better FCAT writing scores and (again) pushes raises for teachers

    No one can accuse Gov. Rick Scott of failing to stay on message. In January, he announced he wanted money in the budget for teacher raises. And ever since, he seems not to have missed a single a chance to plug them. To that point, this morning his...
  • Five superintendents asked to help review Florida test results before school grades released

    Five school superintendents, including Margaret Smith from Volusia County, have been asked to be on an advisory panel that will review state test scores before Florida calculates school grades. Education Commissioner Tony Bennett is pulling together the...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...
  • Oh, where to begin? Here's help to navigate school 504 plans and IEPs

    Oh, where to begin? Here's help to navigate school 504 plans and IEPs
      It’s FCAT week, as many of you know, and my son is in third grade. This is his first major standardized test, but he has been calm these few days and prepared each morning. He's even getting up early and getting ready without any prodding from...
  • School grades advisory panel to meet today

    A school grades task force is to meet this afternoon, with superintendents on the panel looking to press the point that changing standards mean A-to-F grades will fall -- even if student achievement is up. The task force is to meet in Tallahassee at 12:...
  • Testing-contingent-on-technology bill advances

    Florida would not be able implement new, online standardized tests -- designed to replace FCAT -- until all schools have the technology to give the computer-based assessments, under a bill that passed a Senate panel Thursday. The bill (SB 1630) would...
  • More FCAT scores, plus results from end-of-course exams expected this week

    FCAT and end-of-course exam scores are expected by the end of this week, a massive data dump that will give us results from reading, math and science FCAT and exams in algebra, biology, geometry and U.S. history. For students, they most-important...
  • Gov signs bill that union says provides a "partial fix" to controversial teacher evaluations

    Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill (SB 1664) that aims to stop teachers from being evaluated on students or subjects they didn't teach. The Florida Education Association called the measure a "partial fix" to the sweeping teacher merit pay law the...
  • Top lawmakers urge FL to abandon PARCC (group developing Common Core tests that were to replace FCAT)

    Florida's top legislative leaders today urged state educators to immediately abandon plans to replace the FCAT with tests from a national consortium and to instead craft "our own Florida plan of assessments." Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and...