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Putting Education Reform To The Test

Roll Call: Miami-Dade Board Votes To Close Charter; National Board Certification Decline; Testing 12th Graders?

Miami-Dade’s school board has had enough of Balere Language Academy, in Thursday’s education headlines.

Miami-Dade School Board votes to close controversial charter school – Schools – MiamiHerald.com The school board voted to close a financially troubled charter school that has also been accused of hosting raunchy late-night parties. (miamiherald.com)

Clay School Board chair: Proposal could ease prayer tensions | jacksonville.com Clay County schools hope they have a compromise on when groups can pray on campus, an issue that has angrily divided the community. (jacksonville.com)

Palm Beach County schools: Only six Palm Beach County teachers earned National Board certification designation in 2011 – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Fewer Florida teachers are seeking National Board Certification after the state cut scholarships and bonuses tied to the program.. (sun-sentinel.com)

Education seminar focuses on college prep for high schoolers | The Florida Current Lawmakers are proposing testing 12th graders, just to make sure they are staying sharp for college. (thefloridacurrent.com)

Cotee River, other schools ease pressure on FCAT days – Tampa Bay Times Schools are trying to make FCAT days as normal as possible. (tampabay.com)

PolitiFact | Rick Scott’s latest ad: Who is that teacher? Gov. Rick Scott features a teacher in a new political ad. Who is she? (Politifact.com)

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