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  • Apopka Family Learning Center helps struggling kids catch up

    Apopka Family Learning Center helps struggling kids catch up
    The teacher called the anxious third-graders to her desk, one by one. She was holding their FCAT scores that would determine if they would move on to fourth grade or stay behind when school resumed in August. "I was [hoping], 'Please let me pass....
  • 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...
  • Are Florida tests unfair to non-English-speaking students? Some say yes

    Are Florida tests unfair to non-English-speaking students? Some say yes
    Walfrank Piñeiro has been on the honor roll every semester since emigrating from Cuba two years ago. He's earned awards for academic excellence at the school, district and state level. Despite the accolades, the 15-year-old has been unable to pass state...
  • Charles Caulkins, managing partner, Fisher & Phillips

    Charles Caulkins, managing partner, Fisher & Phillips
    Last week: The economy seems to be improving, but at a sputtering pace. Looking ahead: Florida needs to do more to encourage the job creators. We can become a major manufacturing state, if we want. This would further diversify our economy and produce...
  • Gov. Scott calls for education summit on school accountability

    In the wake of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett's resignation and controversies over school grades and academic standards, Gov. Rick Scott has announced a three-day education summit on school accountability. The summit begins Monday in Clearwater....
  • Bills to change school start date look dead in Legislature

    Bills to change school start date look dead in Legislature
    UPDATED: Bills that would allow school districts to open in mid or early August look dead, now that the House education committee failed today to take up the proposal by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha. Metz's bill would have allowed districts to open earlier...
  • H.S. graduation requirements, career ed bill up for Senate vote this week

    High school students could select a diploma track that would allow them to skip some now required math and science courses under a bill the Senate could vote on Wednesday. The bill (SB 1076) aims to beef up career education and boost enrollment in...
  • Farewell

    Farewell
    Aug. 5 I celebrated the news that Commissioner Gerard Robinson had resigned. It's going to take the Board of Education a long time to clean up the mess he left behind. I pray Florida will choose a successor who will take into account the views of school...
  • What tests will replace FCAT? Answer coming soon, commissioner says

    Florida was to settle on a new set of standardized tests to replace FCAT by the end of June. But now Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said his recommendation for "item No. 1" on his priority list could take another month or two. The state plans to...
  • What tests will replace FCAT? Florida to decide by June

    What tests will replace FCAT? Florida to decide by June
    Florida plans to retire most FCAT exams and replace them with new tests aligned to the new Common Core standards. The switch, set for the 2014-15 school year, has been in the works since at least 2010 -- but now just what tests the state will switch to...
  • Five superintendents asked to help review Florida test results before school grades released

    Five school superintendents, including Margaret Smith from Volusia County, have been asked to be on an advisory panel that will review state test scores before Florida calculates school grades. Education Commissioner Tony Bennett is pulling together the...
  • Oh, where to begin? Here's help to navigate school 504 plans and IEPs

    Oh, where to begin? Here's help to navigate school 504 plans and IEPs
      It’s FCAT week, as many of you know, and my son is in third grade. This is his first major standardized test, but he has been calm these few days and prepared each morning. He's even getting up early and getting ready without any prodding from...