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  • SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics

    SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics
    SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend. SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...
  • Single-gender schools get the go-ahead from Florida Legislature

    Single-gender schools get the go-ahead from Florida Legislature
    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...
  • 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...
  • House passes school-voucher expansion

    House passes school-voucher expansion
    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...
  • Florida picks FCAT replacement for 2015

    Florida 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 announced recently....
  • State proposes 98 changes to Common Core

    The Florida Department of Education Monday proposed 98 changes and additions to the Common Core standards -- currently being rolled out across schools. The changes came after three public meetings on the standards and a month of gathering input online...
  • Standardized, a documentary arguing against high-stakes testing, to get free screening in Orlando

    Standardized, a documentary arguing against high-stakes testing, to get free screening in Orlando
    Standardized, a movie that argues testing is "ruining public education," will be shown in Orlando on Jan. 25 at a free screening open to the public. The movie features Rick Roach, an Orange County School Board member, who has been campaigning against...
  • U.S. history end-of-course exam could be tough to pass for Fl students

    U.S. history end-of-course exam could be tough to pass for Fl students
    Florida students taking the state's end-of-course exam in U.S. history this spring could find passing it tough. The state's proposed scoring plan predicts a more than 40 percent failure rate, if this year's test takers perform like last year's. That...
  • Lawmakers scratch 'common core' from proposed legislation, use more generic terms

    Lawmakers scratch 'common core' from proposed legislation, use more generic terms
    In another effort to scrub the phrase "Common Core" from Florida's education landscape, a proposed bill in the Florida House deletes the words in favor of more generic, and less controversial, terms. The document scratches out "common core standards"...