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  • Pam Stewart named education commissioner

    Pam Stewart was named Florida's education commissioner today, a post she had been filling on a temporary basis.  There had been "pressure building" for her appointment to become permanent, as superintendents and school administrators wanted stability in...
  • Superintendents to talk Gov's ed summit, as some expect Scott to issue executive order on new Common Core-aligned tests

    Florida's school superintendents are to discuss Gov. Rick Scott's education summit in a conference call with Education Commissioner Pam Stewart this afternoon. Why chat about an event that wrapped up more than three weeks ago? Well Scott has hinted that...
  • Scott's order on Common Core tests prompts questions; DOE's message: "The work goes on"

    Gov. Rick Scott's Common Core test announcement on Monday was a confusing one. He repeated criticisms of Common Core standards but then seemed to stand behind them, and he said in a press release that Florida was withdrawing from a multi-state, Common...
  • Perfect FCAT scores: Orange student gets five perfect scores

    Perfect FCAT scores: Orange student gets five perfect scores
    Hannah Zanibi didn't know she was getting every question right when she took FCAT tests in reading, math, science, writing and Geometry last spring. But she was. Hannah, 14, was the only student in the 184,000-student Orange County Public Schools to...
  • School grades advisory panel to meet today

    A school grades task force is to meet this afternoon, with superintendents on the panel looking to press the point that changing standards mean A-to-F grades will fall -- even if student achievement is up. The task force is to meet in Tallahassee at 12:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Volusia teachers reject district plan for raises

    The Volusia Teachers Organization on Monday rejected a district plan that would give teachers raises based in part on student test-score data. The union said the district's proposal plan was to use teacher evaluations as a basis for handing out raises. ...
  • Merit pay: Value-added rules delayed, based on legislation, public comments

    The effort to hammer out new, statewide rules for how to use value-added test score data in teacher evaluations will take longer than planned. That is not surprising, the Florida Department of Education said, as officials knew that the Legislature could...
  • 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...
  • Striving to end FCAT nonsense for Florida's profoundly disabled students

    Last month, I wrote about some of the nonsensical testing scenarios for kids with profound disabilities. ("Florida's test-obsessed style of education hits disabled families hard.") And people responded in spades -- parents, teachers, families of...
  • Gov signs bill that union says provides a "partial fix" to controversial teacher evaluations

    Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill (SB 1664) that aims to stop teachers from being evaluated on students or subjects they didn't teach. The Florida Education Association called the measure a "partial fix" to the sweeping teacher merit pay law the...