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  • Common Core: Most don't know about new standards --despite controversies, implementation in many states, new poll finds

    Common Core: Most don't know about new standards --despite controversies, implementation in many states, new poll finds
    Most voters don't know much about Common Core State Standards, though the academic benchmarks are fiercely controversial and being implemented in 35 states (including Florida), a new national poll found. But the percentage of people who said they knew...
  • Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students

    Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students
    Common Core may be the most controversial education issue you know nothing about. It's been trashed on radio talk shows and touted in speeches, and it will be the subject of three public hearings across the state this month. Yet 55 percent of parents...
  • Pinecrest Preparatory Charter in Orange makes complete turnaround

    Pinecrest Preparatory Charter in Orange makes complete turnaround
    Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School in Orange County has made a big turnaround, going from what would have been an "F"grade in its first year (it was too small to be officially graded) to a current grade of "A." With a new principal, but many of the...
  • Teacher evaluation report due out soon, is to show how many earned good reviews

    Teacher evaluation report due out soon, is to show how many earned good reviews
    Florida is slated to release a report this week showing how its public school teachers did on their annual evaluations for last school year. Almost all Central Florida teachers -- 99 percent - did well, as we reported last month. The new report is to show...
  • Anti-testing documentary features Rick Roach

    Anti-testing documentary features Rick Roach
    Rick Roach, the Orange County School Board member on a campaign against high-stakes standardized testing, appears in a documentary on the subject that will premiere Saturday in Pennsylvania. The movie is Standardized, Lies, Money and Civil Rights: How...
  • FCAT's replacement: Deadline for proposals to make new tests a week away

    FCAT's replacement: Deadline for proposals to make new tests a week away
    Who will create Florida's next standardized test, the series of exams that will replace most of FCAT? We likely won't know until March, but by next week we should learn who wants to make the next generation of language arts and math tests to be given to...
  • High school A-to-F grades coming Wednesday, state says

    High school A-to-F grades coming Wednesday, state says
    Florida plans to release A-to-F grades for its public high schools  on Wednesday morning, the Florida Department of Education said. Grades for the state's elementary and middle schools were released over the summer but high school grade calculations use...
  • Florida Virtual School's high school gets first grade, a B

    Florida Virtual School's high school gets first grade, a B
    Florida Virtual School's full-time high school earned a B this year, the first time the online school qualified for a grade under Florida's annual A-to-F report card. The school got its first grade this year because 2012-13 was the first time it had...
  • Mentors give gift of reading to young students

    Mentors give gift of reading to young students
    At the start of third grade, it seemed unlikely that Jack Bottalico would make it to fourth grade. An assessment test indicated he had only a 12 percent chance of passing the FCAT — and a failure would mean repeating the grade. Making things...
  • School grades for elementary, middle schools drop; more receive F's and D's

    School grades for elementary, middle schools drop; more receive F's and D's
    School grades released Friday for elementary and middle schools in Broward and Palm Beach County showed significant decline, with the number of failing schools increasing in both districts. The Florida Department of Education said statewide the number...
  • Broward's lowest performing schools to add hour

    Broward's lowest performing schools to add hour
    Nine public elementary schools and three charter schools in Broward County will have to give students an extra hour of class time this year because they didn’t make sufficient reading gains on the state’s standardized test. That’s...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...