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An executive action to be issued by Governor Scott would reduce the number of tests Florida students are required to take. Subsequent legislation would eliminate progress-monitoring requirements, make certain exams optional and reassess how to evaluate teachers in public schools.
Ocala elementary school teacher Jeanelle Wellhoner apologized Sunday in an open letter in the Ocala Star-Banner. She said her students would fail due to the teaching styles advocated by Common Core.
High school students like Taylor Christian choose to enroll in higher-level classes over elective courses to attract future college admission officers. This change in enrollment has resulted in fewer elective class periods for students to choose from.
University of Florida officials hope to receive state funding to renovate the College of Education building after years of maintenance issues. Norman Hall has had problems with mold, damaged windows and peeling paint.
Excessive standardized tests have driven parents and school board members across the state to speak out. Opposition groups are pressuring legislators to change the testing policies.
Gainesville High School teacher Louise Yariv began her ESOL Closet project with the needs of her English for Speakers of Other Languages students in mind. The project started small but has grown to help provide students and their families with furniture, clothing and other necessities.
Law school enrollment of minorities has been on the decline since 1993 nationally. The decline has raised concerns over equality in the educational system.
Parents in Marion County may now apply to have their child attend their school of choice. Transfers are not guaranteed and depend on whether there is space within the desired school.