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By Ana Krsmanovic on February 26th, 2014 | Last updated: February 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm
The Florida Department of Education’s scoring system for teachers is available for public scrutiny after a legal battle with a Jacksonville newspaper.
By Bethany Curl on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 10:54 am
Students in Florida public schools will take the FCAT this spring despite earlier plans to phase out that test in favor of one that measures the new Common Core curriculum, which some districts have already implemented.
By David Corrado on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am
As the Halloween season creeps forward, some schools are choosing to include Halloween themes in students’ lesson plans. However, for Putnam and Columbia County, school districts are focusing on keeping the themes in line with lesson plans.
By Faithful Okoye on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm
During this year’s FCAT testing, fifth- and sixth-graders as well as ninth-graders will be using computers for testing. The Boston Marathon’s bombing suspect is being questioned by FBI investigators. The answers are mostly in writing due to a gunshot wound [...]
By Erik Ugartachea on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm
The FCAT standardized test begins today in Alachua County schools.
By Jessica Kegu on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm
This year, Florida schools will receive $134.6 million in performance-related funds, with $2,139,922 of that going to schools in the Gainesville area.
By Kelsey Meany, Marc Whiteman and Stephanie Denardo on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm
In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.
By Kelly Price on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm
Sweetwater Branch Academy Elementary School faces possible closure from the state due to two consecutive years of F ratings and poor test scores.