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  • State holding up Lake from finalizing 2014-15 school calendar

    State holding up Lake from finalizing 2014-15 school calendar
    TAVARES — Lake school district officials say state delays are to blame for tardiness in coming up with the 2014-15 school-year calendar, which may be holding up families from finalizing vacation and other summer plans. Although the anticipated...
  • A new era dawns for high school health care

    A new era dawns for high school health care
    For seven years, Darcy Ravndal taught science to high school students. And it was that experience that helped bring her to Edgewater High School. “Edgewater is amazing, to say the least - the community, the staff, the parents,” she said....
  • Wednesday: Is the new FCAT better for Florida students?

    Wednesday: Is the new FCAT better for Florida students?
           It was the most hated four-letter word in Florida. FCAT. Students hated it. Parents hated it. Teachers hated it. Administrators hated it. I think Vladimir Putin hated it. And pretty soon it will be gone. Most of the FCAT will be...
  • Don't allow teachers to carry guns at school

    MIAMI -- When my youngest son graduated from Coral Reef High School -- the very same school President Obama recently visited to talk about education -- I breathed a sigh of relief that probably echoed throughout the auditorium in which his cap-and-...
  • State picks FCAT replacement for 2015

    State picks FCAT replacement for 2015
    Most of the FCAT will be replaced next year by exams that will rely less on multiple-choice questions and require students to write, show their work and display "higher-order thinking skills," the Florida Department of Education said Monday. The new,...
  • Common Core: Most don't know about new standards --despite controversies, implementation in many states, new poll finds

    Common Core: Most don't know about new standards --despite controversies, implementation in many states, new poll finds
    Most voters don't know much about Common Core State Standards, though the academic benchmarks are fiercely controversial and being implemented in 35 states (including Florida), a new national poll found. But the percentage of people who said they knew...
  • Evans Community School adds doctor on campus

    Evans Community School adds doctor on campus
    Evans Community School has hired a doctor to serve the Pine Hills community on the Evans High campus. The community school, which provides wraparound services to students and their families at Evans High School in Pine Hills, plans to put the doctor's...
  • Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading

    Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading
    Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
  • TED Combats School System Shortcomings One Club at a Time

    TED Combats School System Shortcomings One Club at a Time
    The lessons today’s educators choose to emphasize will be the lessons that either inspire or dampen our generation's intellectual curiosity.      So when English classes started teaching FCAT prep instead of self-expression, and math classes...
  • Lawmakers look at testing exemption for severely disabled students, give first nod to new school grading rules

    Lawmakers look at testing exemption for severely disabled students, give first nod to new school grading rules
    A bill that looks to simplify Florida's A-to-F school grading plan got a first, favorable vote in the Senate's education committee this morning. In a nod to recent controversies, the panel added an amendment to its legislation that would allow severely...
  • Commissioner responds to criticism about testing for severely disabled youngsters, argues it helps make sure such children aren't ignored

    Commissioner responds to criticism about testing for severely disabled youngsters, argues it helps make sure such children aren't ignored
    (Updated to include comments from Florida Education Association). Education Commissioner Pam Stewart today criticized the "political efforts to attack assessments by using the tragic situations of children with special needs." Her remarks came in a...
  • Lawmakers look to revise A-to-F school grading system

    Lawmakers look to revise A-to-F school grading system
    Florida's first-in-the-nation -- and, lately, much-criticized -- A-to-F school grading system likely will be revised in the coming legislative session. The question is in what ways. A bill proposed by the Senate education committee (proposed as SB 7060)...