| 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...
| 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 4, 2014
| 6:56 AM
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...
| May 26, 2014
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Three hundred elementary schools -- and likely at least a handful in Central Florida -- will have to add an hour to their day next year, using the time for extra reading instruction, under the budget the Florida Legislature just approved. For the past two...
| 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.
| 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.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a plan Friday to expand the state's school-voucher program, although it no longer raises the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.
Instead, the bill, HB...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Florida teachers and students are to get a first peek at the state's new language arts and math tests next month, the Florida Department of Education said in a recent memo to school superintendents. The new standardized exams are to replace FCAT's math,...
| 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...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
UPDATE: The scores have been released.
The first batch of 2014 FCAT scores are to be released Friday. This will include scores for the key third-grade reading exam, which helps determine whether students advance to fourth grade or stay back in third....