A bill filed in the Florida House and in the Florida Senate allows Florida school districts to write their own standards provided they are equivalent to or better than the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
Judge Karen Gievers ordered that some Florida third graders to be promoted where school districts did not allow “a teacher-compiled portfolio.”
The Florida Department of Education yesterday released a list of proposed changes to the Common Core Math and ELA standards. The list that will be considered by the Florida State Board of Education at their February 18th meeting includes 13 changes to the English language arts standards and 33 changes to the math standards. Nine […]
The Florida State Board of Education voted yesterday to reject part of the Common Core State Standards. Via Tampa Bay Times: Hoping to quell some opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards, the state Board of Education on Tuesday opted not to adopt the reading samples associated with the new national benchmarks. The board […]
Via the Tampa Bay Times – “Common Core curriculum standards spark political firestorm” An excerpt: That wasn’t always the case. When the initiative launched in 2009, lawmakers from both parties, teachers unions, parent groups and business associations supported it. They made the argument that national standards would raise the bar for students across the country […]
I couldn’t let news out of Florida late last week go by without comment. CBS Tampa reported that the Florida State Board of Education passed a plan for racially-based academic goals. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of […]