Roll Call: FCAT Fallout; School Uniforms; Hillsborough Private Schools Growing
School districts are rattling their sabers following FCAT writing results this week, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Dade schools chief warns low FCAT writing scores sign of things to come – Miami-Dade schools’ superintendent said amount of changes happening to state testing standards and school grading systems are happening too fast for school districts to manage. The district is studying their legal options. The Miami Herald
Lake School Board member says Trayvon Martin, Cady Way killings prompted her support for mandatory school uniforms — Orlando Sentinel – A Lake County school board member said the recent death of high school students in the Orlando area caused her to support school uniforms. The Orlando Sentinel
Carrollwood Day School keeps growing, other private Hillsborough schools see enrollment rebound – Hillsborough County private schools are seeing slow, but steady growth despite declining private school enrollment statewide. The Tampa Bay Times
School Board split over superintendent qualifications – Monroe County school board members are divided about whether to consider their current superintendent as a job candidate after approving qualifications that would eliminate from consideration for the post. The Keynoter
School Board will ask voters to continue 1 mill tax – Alachua County voters will decide whether to continue an additional property tax which pays for technology and more than 160 teachers and guidance counselors. The Gainesville Sun