Florida Department of Education

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Name: Florida Department of Education
First reported 56 mins ago - Updated 56 mins ago - 1 reports

FCAT reading and third grade: Alert parents to portfolio option, lawmakers say

Florida youngsters who fail the third-grade FCAT reading exam can be held back, barred from fourth grade because of poor reading skills. But FCAT failure doesn't always mean retention, and some lawmakers want schools to do a better job telling parents ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 56 mins ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Kenny Alexis is youth Achiever

POMPANO BEACH — When Kenny Alexis and his sisterleft Haiti five years ago to join their mother in United States, hestruggled to adjust while learning English – but made a conscious choiceto overcome hardships in order to achieve a brighter future.Overcame, ... [Published South Florida Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Pinellas schools aim to improve special-ed student performance

LARGO — Special-education students in Pinellas County schools are performing well below the level of their peers across the state, but a new plan could turn things around before Florida schools transition to a new set of education standards next school ... [Published Tampa Tribune - 15 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Growing group of parents pulling kids from FCAT testing

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —There is a growing movement of parents who are refusing to send their children to school to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests even though the standardized tests are required for graduation.Channel 9's Julie Salomone ... [Published WFTV - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Scantily-clad parents prompt talk of possible dress code for adults at school events

Palm Beach County School Board member Karen Brill would like for fellow board members and the public to think about the idea of having some type of parent dress code at school-sponsored events and school visits.Brill brought up the idea during Wednesday's ... [Published WPBF - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Gov. Scott to award recognition funds to Hillsborough schools

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott will make an appearance at a Hillsborough County elementary school this afternoon to present nearly $8.5 million in school recognition funding to the school district.Florida’s School Recognition Program awards money to schools ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Point of View: Get the facts on charter school challenges

The letter in Sunday’s Palm Beach Post (“Public schools at real disadvantage”) was wrong on many counts.First, contrary to the letter-writer’s statement that “charter schools do not require teachers to be certified,” the Florida Department of Education’s ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Hamilton school board votes 4-1 for elementary school consolidation (+ Video)

Jasper —On Monday, April 14, the Hamilton County School Board voted 4-1 in favor of elementary school consolidation, with school board member Johnny Bullard being the lone vote against Superintendent Thomas Moffses' recommendation. The vote was met with ... [Published Jasper News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

First Day of Passover = First Day of FCAT

Passover begins today - but so does the FCAT. GTN's Hailey Holloway has more on how school districts are dealing with the overlap.The Florida Department of Education gives school districts an FCAT testing window. This year, that window included an eight ... [Published GTN News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ban test vendors from remedial sales

Last month the Florida Department of Education selected American Institutes for Research to replace Pearson as the testing vendor for Florida K-12 public education starting in school year 2014-15. Unlike Pearson, AIR is a nonprofit entity, which may be ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Let state choose textbooks

School vouchers aren’t the only controversial education issue being tackled by the Florida Legislature this year. Another measure, which narrowly passed the Senate on Friday, could overhaul how all public school textbooks are chosen — and not for the ... [Published Miami Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

State: Collier must create more than 700 exams by fall to evaluate teachers

Psychometricians, statisticians, legislators — and third graders.What do they have in common?Beginning in the fall, each will play a part in determining a Florida teacher’s effectiveness. And his or her pay.“The politicians didn’t listen to professional ... [Published Naples Daily News - Apr 14 2014]

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"identified during the year as being at risk of retention" they "may request that the school immediately begin collecting evidence for a portfolio."
"We have over 450 members, however , we are now are hearing from people all over the state of Florida" said Hamilton
"I don't know that we could have a policy," Brill said. "I don't know if it's something that would be a recommendation in a handbook."
"The result of the negative publicity together with the school year coming to an end has led to the decision to close the school" Smith wrote

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FCAT reading and third grade: Alert parents to... [Published Orlando Sentinel - 56 mins ago]
Cook chosen as district's school-related employ... [Published St Augustine Herald - 4 hours ago]
Blanche Ely High School Senior Kenny Alexis rec... [Published Westside Gazette - 12 hours ago]
Pinellas schools aim to improve special-ed stud... [Published Tampa Tribune - 15 hours ago]
X + Algebra Wall = Pass [Published Miami Herald - 19 hours ago]
Growing group of parents pulling kids from FCAT... [Published WFTV - 22 hours ago]
Full story: Hamilton elementary schools to cons... [Published Jasper News - 23 hours ago]
Scantily-clad parents prompt talk of possible d... [Published WPBF - Apr 17 2014]
Now you see-um, now you don't [Published Star - Apr 17 2014]
Kenny Alexis is youth Achiever [Published South Florida Times - Apr 17 2014]
Edison Prep closes, investigation ends [Published Marco Island Sun Times - Apr 16 2014]
Gov. Scott to award recognition funds to Hillsb... [Published Tampa Tribune - Apr 16 2014]
YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: On abortion, politica... [Published Orlando Weekly - Apr 16 2014]
Some parents opt out of FCAT for their kids [Published Orlando Sentinel - Apr 16 2014]
Point of View: Get the facts on charter school ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Apr 15 2014]
Hamilton school board votes 4-1 for elementary ... [Published Jasper News - Apr 15 2014]
First Day of Passover = First Day of FCAT [Published GTN News - Apr 15 2014]
Ban test vendors from remedial sales [Published Orlando Sentinel - Apr 15 2014]
Let state choose textbooks [Published Miami Herald - Apr 14 2014]
Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, an... [Published Edutopia - Apr 14 2014]
State: Collier must create more than 700 exams ... [Published Naples Daily News - Apr 14 2014]
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PARTNERS WITH FLOR... [Published Foster Folly News - Apr 13 2014]
Bradenton police recommend sexual battery charg... [Published Bradenton Herald - Apr 12 2014]
Fla. Senate passes textbook bill [Published Miami Herald - Apr 11 2014]
Fla. Senate passes textbook bill [Published WFTV - Apr 11 2014]
Public School Standardized Testing [Published About - Apr 11 2014]
Judge refuses to drop charges against former ad... [Published Southwest Florida Herald Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
Hamilton: Resolutions passed opposing elementar... [Published Jasper News - Apr 10 2014]
Voucher Bill Set For Vote Friday [Published CBS Miami - Apr 10 2014]
Discrepancies in Student Enrollment Count Could... [Published GTN News - Apr 10 2014]
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Osceola School District Names United Way VISTA ... [Published Hfuw's Blog - Mar 05 2014]
Each year, the Florida Department of Education sponsors the statewide “Outstanding School Volunteer Award” competition to recognize the many school volunteers who give of themselves unselfishly to help students and schools. A panel of judges selected ...
Fitch Affirms Florida College System's Capital ... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Feb 06 2014]
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating on approximately $102.7 million State of Florida Department of Education (DOE) college system capital improvement revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY: The bonds are ...
Gov. Rick Scott, FL GOP Face Backlash from Too ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jan 16 2014]
The Florida Department of Education suggested  it will only make minor changes to the Common Core standards; however, activists do not think the changes went far enough and want Governor Rick Scott (R) to call for more public hearings. The education ...
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