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Putting Education Reform To The Test

Roll Call: Charter School Performance; Commissioner Says Anti-Bullying Law Not Needed; Duval Schools Set Goals

A state study shows charter school student outperform their district school classmates, in Wednesday’s education headlines.

Florida releases report on charter school performance – Schools – MiamiHerald.com The analysis shows charter school students often perform better on state standardized tests than their public peers. However, school districts questioned whether the analysis was detailed enough to draw any conclusions. (miamiherald.com)

Bullying law is tough enough, official says | TBO.com Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson says Florida already has a tough anti-bullying law,but will work with a lawmaker pushing a new measure. (2.tbo.com)

Duval School Board sets student achievement targets | jacksonville.com Duval County schools have approved targets that its outgoing superintendent says will raise the district’s ranking, but one school board member believes the new goals do not raise the bar high enough. (jacksonville.com)

Teachers can still invite speakers, according to Hillsborough superintendent’s instructions – Tampa Bay Times Teachers have the ability to choose which guest speakers come to their classroom, but should think about whether the speaker is qualified and appropriate, according to guidelines recommended by Hillsborough County schools’ superintendent. (tampabay.com)

President Obama visit creates excitement on FAU campus – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com President Barack Obama’s visit to Florida Atlantic University raised the school’s profile and the pride of the student body. (sun-sentinel.com)

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