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  • Mayo: FCAT computer mess - time for paper trail?

    Mayo: FCAT computer mess - time for paper trail?
    Question: After past computer problems with elections and Obamacare, who would have thought that technological glitches would have tripped up Florida's high-stakes FCAT standardized exams? Answer: Any thinking person with half a brain. Lots of people,...
  • After FCAT computer mess, is it time for paper trail?

    Question: After past computer problems with elections and Obamacare, who would have thought that technological glitches would have tripped up Florida's high-stakes FCAT standardized exams? Answer: Any thinking person with half a brain. Lots of people,...
  • FCAT problems fixed in Broward, Palm Beach

    FCAT problems fixed in Broward, Palm Beach
    Computer problems that prevented some students from taking the FCAT Tuesday appear to be solved in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Both districts said testing went smoothly Wednesday with no issues reported. A problem with the testing software Tuesday...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Lawmakers look to revise A-to-F school grading system

    Lawmakers look to revise A-to-F school grading system
    Florida's first-in-the-nation -- and, lately, much-criticized -- A-to-F school grading system likely will be revised in the coming legislative session. The question is in what ways. A bill proposed by the Senate education committee (proposed as SB 7060)...
  • Commissioner responds to criticism about testing for severely disabled youngsters, argues it helps make sure such children aren't ignored

    Commissioner responds to criticism about testing for severely disabled youngsters, argues it helps make sure such children aren't ignored
    (Updated to include comments from Florida Education Association). Education Commissioner Pam Stewart today criticized the "political efforts to attack assessments by using the tragic situations of children with special needs." Her remarks came in a...
  • Lawmakers look at testing exemption for severely disabled students, give first nod to new school grading rules

    Lawmakers look at testing exemption for severely disabled students, give first nod to new school grading rules
    A bill that looks to simplify Florida's A-to-F school grading plan got a first, favorable vote in the Senate's education committee this morning. In a nod to recent controversies, the panel added an amendment to its legislation that would allow severely...
  • TED Combats School System Shortcomings One Club at a Time

    TED Combats School System Shortcomings One Club at a Time
    The lessons today’s educators choose to emphasize will be the lessons that either inspire or dampen our generation's intellectual curiosity.      So when English classes started teaching FCAT prep instead of self-expression, and math classes...
  • Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading

    Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading
    Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
  • Evans Community School adds doctor on campus

    Evans Community School adds doctor on campus
    Evans Community School has hired a doctor to serve the Pine Hills community on the Evans High campus. The community school, which provides wraparound services to students and their families at Evans High School in Pine Hills, plans to put the doctor's...