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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 […]

3 Florida Charter Schools Voluntarily Close 20 Days Into the School Year

Today marks 20 days into the school year in Broward County. For some students today will be the last day on their campus and with the teachers they started the year with. Three Broward charter schools have voted to close their doors: Touchdowns4life Charter, a middle school in Tamarac, Fla. Eagle Charter Academy, a 6-12 […]

Why Florida Schools Struggle to Hire Teachers By The Start Of School

Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet. There’s typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can’t always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts. At DeSoto County High School […]

Last Year’s High School Grads Not Expected to Do Well in College This Year

Florida students aren’t as prepared for college as students in other states. That’s according to this year’s Condition of College and Career Readiness report released Wednesday. It looks at ACT test scores to project how well high school grads would do in first year college courses. About 70 percent of Florida’s graduating class took the ACT […]

How do Schools Draw the Line on Pay to Play Activities?

Editors note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Luc Cohen. The state does not explicitly prohibit schools from charging students to participate in school sports. But many Florida schools have their own policies banning the practice. Earlier this month, the Broward Bulldog published a story accusing the cheerleading booster club at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in […]

The Truth About Bullying in Florida’s Schools

Freshman Austin Beaucage has been picked on his whole life. He’s small for his age and socially awkward. But the bullying was never like last month at Coral Shores High School in Key Largo, Fla. “Some senior locked me in a closet in my 6th period and he wouldn’t let me out,” he said. “And […]

Florida Outpaces Nation In Hispanic Graduates

Florida’s Hispanic students are more likely to graduate high school than most states, according to a new report from Education Week. Education Week looked at data from 2009. The report, Diplomas Count 2012, finds that Florida’s Hispanic graduation rate is 9.6 percentage points higher than the national average and ranks second in the nation. Florida’s […]

Comparing Florida High School Rankings

U.S.News & World Report just released its most recent list of high school rankings. Seven Florida high school’s ranked among the nation’s top 50. But we thought it might be interesting to see how U.S. News’ ranking compared to the rankings the Florida Department of Education released last year. A handful of schools showed a […]

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