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  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • State releases school grades for elementary, middle

    State releases school grades for elementary, middle
    School grades are out for Florida's elementary and middle schools. The state Department of Education released preliminary school grades Friday morning that showed more schools earned As but more schools also earned Fs. The grades influence property...
  • Keeth Elementary student gets perfect scores on three FCAT tests

    Keeth Elementary student gets perfect scores on three FCAT tests
    Yazielis Perez didn't speak English when she started kindergarten. This past spring, she was the only Seminole County elementary student to get perfect scores on all three of the FCAT tests she took as a fourth-grader. "It's amazing. I'm really proud of...
  • Keene's Crossing student gets perfect score on three FCAT tests

    Keene's Crossing student gets perfect score on three FCAT tests
    Anthony Kravchenko, who just turned 11, is no stranger to high performance. As a fourth-grader, he got two perfect FCAT scores. This year, as a fifth-grader at Keene's Crossing Elementary, he got perfect scores on three FCAT tests -- science, reading...
  • Error on new FSA (FCAT's replacement) sample question prompts criticism

    Error on new FSA (FCAT's replacement) sample question prompts criticism
    The sample questions for Florida's new standardized exam included an error on a fifth-grade math problem, which listed two correct answers but insisted one was incorrect. Though the error was quickly fixed, it prompted criticism -- and some mockery --from...
  • School grades: Elementary and middle school A-to-F grades to be released Friday

    School grades: Elementary and middle school A-to-F grades to be released Friday
    Florida's elementary and middle schools are to get their 2014 A-to-F grades on Friday, the Florida Department of Education said. These grades will be the last based mostly on student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Next year,...
  • Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT

    Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT
    The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
  • Central Florida schools investigated for (and some cleared of) cheating

    Central Florida schools investigated for (and some cleared of) cheating
    Two Central Florida schools initially given an "incomplete" on Florida's school report card because of possible testing "improprieties" now have been issued grades. Investigations into FCAT results, and possible cheating, at three other schools continue....
  • Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)

    Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)
    The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said. That is because the district -- already adding to the school day at all its elementary schools --...
  • Double dose of math helps kids in the short term, but benefits fade quickly, study says

    Double dose of math helps kids in the short term, but benefits fade quickly, study says
    Students required to take two math classes as sixth graders -- because they did poorly on the FCAT math exam -- made gains initially but experienced a "fadeout" once they returned to a regular, one-math-class-a-year schedule, a new study has found. The...
  • 33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour

    33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by one hour
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools. The 33 schools in Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties must extend...
  • 32 Broward elementaries to extend school day by an hour

    32 Broward elementaries to extend school day by an hour
    Students at 32 Broward County elementary schools will be spending an extra hour in school each day, whether their parents like the idea or not. The schools — mostly in the east, from Hollywood to Pompano Beach, and all but two run by the...