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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelSeventy eight percent of Florida's high schools earned A's or B's this year, which should have triggered a plan to make good grades tougher to come by. But earlier this month, the State Board of Education pushed back the starting date for the making-the-...
Students who fail Fl’s algebra test could earn credit by swapping an equivalent score on other exam, state says, if DOE study worksSentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFlorida students who fail the FCAT exams needed for a high school diploma have, for the past several years, been able to substitute certain scores on the ACT or SAT and then still graduate. Now the Florida Department of Education plans to figure out...
How absurd is Florida's new teacher evaluation system, which rates teacher effectiveness based on student standardized test results? In at least two cases, a school's "Teacher of the Year" has been given a subpar rating, threatening their jobs. Alachua...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelFlorida's public high schools are to learn their A-to-F grades for last school year (2011-12) tomorrow, the Florida Department of Education said. The grades look likely to be out in the morning. We'll have a story and a database up as soon as we can....
Odds are pretty good — excellent, in fact — that Tony Bennett will be Florida's next education commissioner. When it comes to school reform, Bennett was the Jeb Bush of Indiana and has a resume long on Florida-inspired changes he pushed on...
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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelA newly-formed group chaired by a former Jeb Bush ally has given Orange County a “D” rating for access to charter schools. The Center for School Options, a think tank focused that favors charter schools and other school choice options, ...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelState Board of Education members, meeting this morning in Tampa, said data errors in Florida's teacher evaluation report — even if relatively minor — make the state look incompetent and make the public less confident in the information. ...
Interested in designing a solar race car? Or working in the Everglades or the environment? At South Plantation High School students leaning toward the study of environmental science and technology can apply for the college-preparatory Environmental...
Tags: Everglades, Science and Technology
State Board to pick commissioner, set passing scores for biology and geometry exams at meeting tomorrowSentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe State Board of Education interviewed its three finalists for education commissioner earlier today and is set to hire one of them in the morning. At its meeting tomorrow, the board is also slated to set passing scores for Florida's new biology and...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – During his gaggle with reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott made a statement that potentially puts him out of sync with Florida's prominent school-choice backers in the Legislature and private sector. Scott was...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe 2014-15 school year is a big one for Florida's public schools. It's the year all the final requirements of its teacher merit pay law kick in, and the year when new FCAT replacement tests debut, to mesh with the new Common Core standards students are...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe State Board of Education is to vote next week on the scoring system for revised FCAT science exams and the new biology and geometry end-of-course exams. If adopted, the percentage of students doing well on FCAT science looks to go up slightly, while...
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