| May 30, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Fourth-grade FCAT writing scores fell in Seminole County this year, a drop the superintendent says defies immediate explanation but will get a "roll up our sleeves" study. The percentage of county fourth graders who passed the state writing test, 49...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Florida students will take new Common Core tests in 2015, starting in March when the "writing component" of the new exam is given. These new tests -- now officially called Florida Standards Assessments, or FSA -- replace most of FCAT and are expected to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Lynne Rigby, a Seminole County mom who teaches online photography classes, typically uses her blog to showcase photos of her five children for friends and family to enjoy. Friday, she posted something very different, a blog entry titled "Why I am...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Most scores from the 2014 FCAT are to be released Friday morning. This is to include large batches of math, reading and science scores from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given this spring, the Florida Department of Education said.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Students across the state performed slightly better on most of Florida's standardized tests in math, reading and science, results released Friday show.
The Florida Department of Education released the last set of FCAT results that included reading...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Florida is to release its last batch of 2014 standardized tests on Monday, announcing scores for its end-of-course exams. For students, the most crucial is the algebra 1 exam, which they must pass to earn a high school diploma.
The Florida Department of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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-...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Four years ago, researchers called snacking a major culprit in the childhood obesity problem. That shouldn't have surprised any parent of young children, as they've likely doled out -- or at least seen doled out -- snacks at play dates, at their...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Florida's school grading system, a first-in-the-nation plan in place since 1999, would get overhauled, if Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a bill, SB 1642, passed by the Florida House today. The bill, already approved by the Senate, simplifies and, in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Florida school districts are encouraged to create more single-gender schools, under a bill the Florida Senate passed today. The bill, approved last month by the House, wants schools with boys-only or and girls-only classes to be open to interested...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE – A plan to further expand Florida’s school-voucher program on Wednesday was stripped of the actual “expansion” in the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test, also known as the FCAT, isn't popular among many teachers and students in the Sunshine State, but one one teacher and his colleagues at a school in Palm Beach County is trying to change that.
With the help of...