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  • Volusia teachers reject district plan for raises

    The Volusia Teachers Organization on Monday rejected a district plan that would give teachers raises based in part on student test-score data. The union said the district's proposal plan was to use teacher evaluations as a basis for handing out raises. ...
  • Gov. Scott calls for education summit on school accountability

    In the wake of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett's resignation and controversies over school grades and academic standards, Gov. Rick Scott has announced a three-day education summit on school accountability. The summit begins Monday in Clearwater....
  • Elementary schools with longer days show signs of improvement in reading, data shows

    The 100 worst-performing elementary school in Florida (based on state reading test scores) extended their school days by an hour this year. The hope was that more reading instruction would help struggling students improve -- and preliminary data...
  • What tests will replace FCAT? Answer coming soon, commissioner says

    Florida was to settle on a new set of standardized tests to replace FCAT by the end of June. But now Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said his recommendation for "item No. 1" on his priority list could take another month or two. The state plans to...
  • 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...
  • My Word: The death of one so young hits hard

    The 11th-grader who stood up to read his essay in my Writing for College class looked different from his classmates, mostly Advanced Placement students dressed in Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. Davon (not his real name) wore gold around his neck,...
  • Bills to change school start date look dead in Legislature

    Bills to change school start date look dead in Legislature
    UPDATED: Bills that would allow school districts to open in mid or early August look dead, now that the House education committee failed today to take up the proposal by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha. Metz's bill would have allowed districts to open earlier...
  • H.S. graduation requirements, career ed bill up for Senate vote this week

    High school students could select a diploma track that would allow them to skip some now required math and science courses under a bill the Senate could vote on Wednesday. The bill (SB 1076) aims to beef up career education and boost enrollment in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...