Roll Call: School Grade Mistake; Miami-Dade Superintendent Criticizes Grade System; Duval Summer Reading
The Florida Department of Education explains its mistake, in Tuesday’s education headlines.
DOE says it mistakenly graded schools by failing to use new formula it had revised earlier in the year – “The Florida Department of Education says they revised grades for 213 schools because they forgot to include points from a new addition to the school rating formula. That portion gives additional point to low-performing students who make gains. The Orlando Sentinel
State forgot part of formula in calculation, revises grades for nearly 50 South Florida schools – The superintendent of Florida’s largest school district says he has lost confidence in the state school accountability system. The Miami Herald
Duval summer school program aims to nurture young readers – A Duval County schools summer reading program squeezes in an entire school year’s worth of reading instruction in 29 days. The program targets 1,600 low-performing students in Kindergarten through second grade. The Florida Times-Union
New College promotes value of a history degree – New College professor Carrie Beneš is on a national panel promoting the value of liberal arts. “We’re trying to reinforce the argument that what students need are skills that are broadly applicable in a large array of careers,” Beneš said, “rather than just a specialized degree that will only let them do one type of work.” The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Broward School Board to hold redistricting hearing in Deerfield Beach – Broward County school are close to finishing work on a redistricting plan that alters seven of nine county school board districts. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel