| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:38 PM
As planned, Florida has advertised for companies that would like to provide the state's next generation of standardized tests, putting out an "intent to negotiate document" late last month. The new exams are to replace most of the Florida Comprehensive...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:27 AM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:07 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday.
There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Florida's A-to-F school grading formula could be simplified this year, changes that would mean high school grades would be available months earlier than they have been, and all schools would be graded by a less-complicated system.
The grading plan,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:13 AM
(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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this week she'll likely recommend changes to three key Florida education initiatives in the coming months: Common Core, school grades and teacher evaluations.
The Common Core changes sounded relatively minor ...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Florida's high-stakes test for severely disabled students is part of a "badly flawed system lacking common sense," according to a video released today by the Florida Education Association. The teachers union video argues that giving standardized tests...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...