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Florida Yet To Adopt New Science Standards Which Emphasize Climate Change

Florida is not helping lead efforts to develop new science standards, our colleagues at WLRN report, and it’s unclear if the state will adopt the standards. The new standards would begin teaching students in elementary school about the effects of climate change. The science standards are expected to be released next month. The Sunshine State is […]

State Setting Standards For New Biology, Geometry and Science Assessments

Education leaders are taking public input this week on plans to set new achievement level standards for Florida students. The state is transitioning from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 and Florida End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. These tests will measure student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). Minimum standards must be in place […]

Inside FCAT 2.0: What Changes Mean for Teachers, Students

Danna Contreras doesn’t like the new FCAT. The sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami emigrated from Colombia three years ago. She wears thick, pink-rimmed glasses and she squints a lot. She says the new computerized version is harder to take. “I think I am better with paper, not on the computer because […]

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