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  • Gay-by-testing comments are beyond the pale

    Gay-by-testing comments are beyond the pale
    Common Core critics are waging a scorched-earth campaign to discredit the set of uniform national standards meant to buoy American students in turbulent global economic waters. They sling distortions and downright whoppers at the wall, hoping...
  • Opt Out Orlando seeks FCAT 'disaster' stories

    Opt Out Orlando seeks FCAT 'disaster' stories
    As Florida released its first batch of FCAT scores today, Opt Out Orlando -- the local group opposed to high-stakes testing -- announced it was "building a legal case against high stakes testing in Florida." In a blog post, the group founded by three...
  • FCAT scores and incentives (or prizes): A piece of Colonial High's success?

    FCAT scores and incentives (or prizes): A piece of Colonial High's success?
    In the teacher's lounge at Colonial High School, posters detailed "FCAT incentives" -- prizes students could win for doing well on state exams. The top prize for a perfect score on FCAT writing was an iPad. Colonial was the Orange County school district's...
  • Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole

    Low 4th-grade FCAT writing scores raise questions, prompt 'root cause analysis' in Seminole
    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...
  • Stop the snacks: Could you? Should you? Probably, as childhood obesity rates still on the rise

    Stop the snacks: Could you? Should you? Probably, as childhood obesity rates still on the rise
    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...
  • School grading revisions headed to Gov's desk

    School grading revisions headed to Gov's desk
    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...
  • 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-...
  • Lawmakers alter testing exemption plan for disabled students

    Lawmakers alter testing exemption plan for disabled students
    The Florida Senate this week altered a proposed plan that would have made it simpler for severely disabled students to skip state testing. The change has upset Ethan Rediske's mother, Andrea. The Orlando mother has been fighting to make testing exemptions...
  • House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion

    House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion
    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. But the...
  • Teacher makes 'Happy' parody to ready students to take the FCAT

    Teacher makes 'Happy' parody to ready students to take the FCAT
    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...