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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 […]

What Mitt Romney Said About Education On The Campaign Trail In Florida

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was in Sarasota Thursday, laying out his ideas for improving the economy. Romney’s five-point plan included an education plank. Romney praised former Gov. Jeb Bush and borrowed a key idea. He also pledged to allow federal dollars to follow the student, which would let parents to better choose the best […]

Most Florida School Districts Drop A Letter Grade On 2012 State Report Card

More than half of Florida schools districts dropped a letter grade this year, according to state Department of Education data released today. In total, 39 of Florida’s 67 school districts earned a lower grade than last year. The drop was expected after state education officials raised standards for state tests this year. And no district […]

2012 School District Grades Are In

The Florida Department of Education has posted 2012 school district grades. You can read them here. Check back with StateImpact Florida for more details later.

Florida Gets Low Marks On School Funding Report Card

Florida is one of three states scoring below average on four measures of school funding fairness, according to a national report card. The report was produced by the New Jersey-based Education Law Center and Rutgers University researchers. The authors argue state funding formulas should send more money to districts with higher poverty rates. The study […]

Florida Gets Bragging Rights On National Higher Education Report Card

When people yell “We’re number 1!” about a Florida university, usually they’ve got a foam finger on their hand. But a new national study from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce on university and college performance and policy is giving state higher ed leaders a new reason to crow. Florida accomplished what no other state […]

Grades Are In For Florida’s Lawmakers

The grades are in, and 17 Florida lawmakers were named to the honor roll on the Foundation for Florida’s Future 2012 report card. The foundation was started by former Gov. Jeb Bush, and graded lawmakers based on their votes for a handful of bills. The group supports raising standards for students, holding teachers and schools […]

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