Roll Call: The New College Student; More FCAT Opposition; Teachers Losing Bonus Pay
The last batch of FCAT scores come out today, in Tuesday’s education news.
A new paradigm for higher education in Florida – Florida colleges and universities are adapting to a new reality: Fewer students fit the traditional model of a just our of high school student living on campus for four years. Schools are adjusting to teach more veterans, the jobless returning to school and those looking to take classes online. Florida Trend
Pinellas, Hernando may vote on FCAT resolutions – Pinellas and Hernando county school boards could become the latest districts to formally ask that the state place less emphasis on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The Tampa Bay Times
Teachers find bonus pay not a matter of degree – Teachers with advanced degrees are finding that a new state law has eliminated their bonuses because their degree does not exactly match their subject area. Florida Today
FAMU considers changes to band – Florida A&M marching band members must be full-time students and could only be a member of the band for four years, according to new, proposed restrictions. The Florida Times-Union
Florida officials releasing final 2012 FCAT scores – The state is releasing reading, math and science scores for grades four through eight today. The Associated Press