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Why FCAT Scores Should Be Compared To More Than One Yardstick

The headlines last week announced that a higher percentage of Florida students met expectations on the state writing exam. But Matthew Di Carlo at the Shanker Blog says Florida parents and educators should look a little deeper into the results. Di Carlo explains how the points establishing the state’s 1 to 6 scale — known […]

Florida Ranked 6th Best on National Education Report Card

Florida is back in the top 10, according to Education Week’s annual ranking of state school districts. Florida ranked 6th in the 2013 Quality Counts rankings, earning top scores for standards, accountability, early childhood education and career preparation. The state’s lowest grades were for K-12 performance and school spending. Overall Florida earned a B- grade […]

2011-2012 Florida High School Grades

The Florida Department of Education released 2012 high school grades, part of the state’s school accountability system. The data includes each component of the school’s score and demographic data.

More Florida High Schools Earn ‘A’ Grade

Nearly half of Florida high schools earned an ‘A’ grade and fewer schools earned failing marks, according to Florida high school report cards released Friday. The grades were aided by a number of changes approved by the State Board of Educations. The board lowered the passing grade on the state writing test, suspended the penalty […]

Group Wants To Close More Low-Performing Charter Schools, Review Proposed Schools

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers has launched a campaign put one million more children into 3,000 high-performing schools over the next five years. Organizers put an emphasis on “high performing” because they want the lowest performers shut down. Greg Richmond, President and CEO of NACSA, acknowledged that many charters are not serving students […]

Florida Education Foundation Hosting Two-Day Summit in D.C.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education’s annual conference starting this morning in Washington, D.C. The agenda hits most of the main policies former Gov. Jeb Bush has supported: How to make teachers more effective; school district accountability; charter school accountability; the parent trigger and funding; and what to expect from new Common Core assessments. The […]

Jeb Bush, On The End of FCAT

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged more emphasis on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results during his two terms in office. But Bush isn’t mourning the end of the FCAT when a new Common Core State Standards — and tests — fully take effect in the fall of 2014. Bush says FCAT was never meant […]

Duval County School District Settles Court Case Over K12-Run Online Charter School

Duval County schools have settled a lawsuit over an online charter school to be run by K12, the nation’s largest online education company, according to the News Service of Florida. The two sides agreed to dismiss the case after the school district recommended approving a second application, according to an attorney for the non-profit group […]

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