Florida Department of Education

Type: Organization
Name: Florida Department of Education
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 20 mins ago - 1 reports

Dress code for parents to be debated at school board meeting Wednesday

The novel idea to establish a parent dress code at Palm Beach County schools is up for discussion Wednesday at the Palm Beach County school board meeting.It will be held at school district headquarters located at 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm ... [Published WPBF - 8 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 1 reports

FCAT issues resolved testing can resume as scheduled

FCAT testing will resume as scheduled, thanks to the work of Florida Department of Education officials. Those officials worked with Pearson, the company behind FCAT testing, throughout the night and ... ... [Published Big News Network - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Computer Problems Shut Down FCAT Testing

Some Florida schools halted FCAT testing Tuesday because computer problems made it difficult for students to sign in or submit the online test. The computer problems interrupted students from Miami to Tallahassee as they took FCAT exams for the final ... [Published WGCU Public Media - 5 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

FCAT server has technical difficulties, disrupts test

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The teachers' union is calling yesterday's problems with the state's FCAT test a sign of a flawed system.The Collier County School District says the national testing company's computer server experienced problems yesterday, impacting ... [Published WINK TV - 4 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 23 reports

Computer-based FCAT exams resume at Pasco schools

LAND O’ LAKES — Computer-based FCAT exams appeared to be functioning again in Pasco County this morning, a day after testing had to be suspended in several school districts because of problems with servers operated by Pearson Inc., the company that administers ... [Published Tampa Tribune - 6 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Polk County Schools Fires Jailed Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

| A Polk County teacher charged last week with having sex with a 17-year-old student was fired Tuesday amid questions surrounding her employment background and the teacher-hiring process.School Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy told the board that a change ... [Published Lakeland Ledger - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Computer Glitch Delays Florida Exam for Thousands of Students

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- A computer glitch caused several Florida school districts to cancel exams Tuesday, delaying the administration of the yearly Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. More than 20,000 students across five counties were affected by ... [Published KRVN 880 Rural Radio - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

New life breathed into Florida voucher reform with Senate amendment

TALLAHASSEE _ The possibility of school voucher expansion this legislative session still has a pulse after a Senate committee voted for a late amendment Tuesday, keeping its prospects alive.The amendment in the Senate Appropriations Committee expands ... [Published Naples Daily News - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

FCAT problems reported in Putnam and St. Johns counties

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Schools in Putnam and St. Johns counties are facing FCAT testing problems Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Department of Education.The department sent out a news release saying some schools in many districts are encountering ... [Published Action News Jacksonville - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Seminole Co. has technical issues during FCAT test

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -The Florida Department of Education says several school districts including Seminole County had technical difficulties during the FCAT testing Tuesday.Officials said the testing company Pearson experienced ... [Published MyFox Orlando - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Teacher's arrest has Orange, Polk schools pointing fingers

A teacher was investigated in Orange County for sending inappropriate texts to students and resigned. She became a teacher in Polk County , where she is now accused of having sex with a teenage student.The question is, why was Jennifer Fichter hired in ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

PolitiFact: Progressive group attacks former governor's campaign

It's an election year and campaign attacks are already flying for the governor's race. Former Governor Charlie Crist is expected to win the Democratic primary race in the gubernatorial contest. Crist is already facing attacks from current Governor Rick ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Apr 22 2014]

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"I'm a Vietnam veteran so it matters a little more to me" Burnham said
"Pearson has assured the department that this strategy will resolve the issues related to yesterday's interruptions and the system will resume normal functionality" Stewart wrote. "Given this, schools may resume testing this morning."
Stewart wrote that Pearson hired "another provider to minimize the risk of further interruptions to testing today" and that "this solution has also been tested and verified overnight."
"In a conversation with Commissioner Stewart this afternoon, Pearson officials said the underlying problem was a national issue with Internet service,” said Joe Follick, FLDE Director of Communications and External Affairs. “Pearson said they were confident that testing could continue...as they pursued contingency plans. “"

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Students touched by Vietnam veterans' stories [Published Tampa Bay Times - 49 mins ago]
FCAT issues resolved testing can resume as sche... [Published Big News Network - 1 hour ago]
Fewer FCAT login issues Wednesday [Published Ocala.com - 3 hours ago]
FCAT server has technical difficulties, disrupt... [Published WINK TV - 4 hours ago]
Computer Problems Shut Down FCAT Testing [Published WGCU Public Media - 5 hours ago]
FCAT Testing Resumes as Computer Glitch Overcome [Published Lakeland Ledger - 5 hours ago]
Computer-based FCAT exams resume at Pasco schools [Published Tampa Tribune - 6 hours ago]
FCAT issues resolved, testing can resume as sch... [Published Central Florida News 13 - 6 hours ago]
FCAT testing resumes after computer glitches fixed [Published Tampa Bay Times - 6 hours ago]
FCAT testing goes smoothly so far in Seminole [Published Orlando Sentinel - 6 hours ago]
Fla. school officials confident FCAT bugs are f... [Published WTVT FOX 13 - 8 hours ago]
Dress code for parents to be debated at school ... [Published WPBF - 8 hours ago]
FCAT computer glitch fixed, testing provider says [Published News Channel 2000 - 10 hours ago]
FCAT to resume after glitch [Published Click Orlando - 10 hours ago]
Polk County Schools Fires Jailed Teacher Accuse... [Published Lakeland Ledger - 15 hours ago]
Opponents blast proposal to sell Miller Element... [Published Bradenton Herald - 16 hours ago]
Computer Glitch Delays Florida Exam for Thousan... [Published KRVN 880 Rural Radio - 17 hours ago]
FCAT testing suspended in schools across Northe... [Published Action News Jacksonville - 19 hours ago]
Polk schools fires teacher accused of sex with ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - 19 hours ago]
FCAT tests delayed over website woes | Video [Published Orlando Sentinel - 19 hours ago]
Computer problems shut down FCAT testing in Pas... [Published Tampa Bay Times - 21 hours ago]
New life breathed into Florida voucher reform w... [Published Naples Daily News - 22 hours ago]
Technical glitch causes FCAT testing problems i... [Published Naples Daily News - 22 hours ago]
Gov. Scott, DOE responds to FCAT computer glitch [Published 10connects.com - 22 hours ago]
Statewide issues with FCAT testing vendor [Published Ocala.com - 23 hours ago]
Technical glitch causes FCAT testing problems [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 22 2014]
FCAT computer problems create delays in Broward... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Apr 22 2014]
FCAT computer problems create delays in Broward... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Apr 22 2014]
League of Women Voters Responds to Senate Commi... [Published Foster Folly News - Apr 22 2014]
Computer glitch prevents thousands from taking ... [Published News Channel 2000 - Apr 22 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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