Tag Archives: Florida Department of Education

Florida Department of Education Extends Input Deadline for New Exam

By on September 4th, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

The Florida Department of Education has extended the deadline for input on its new standardized exam by a week.

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Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.

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New Bill May Allow School Employees to Carry Guns on Campus

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

A new bill that would allow school employees to carry a gun on campus was passed by a House education panel. The bill would allow school employees who are active or retired military, law enforcement offers and employees with a Florida concealed weapon license to carry a gun on school grounds.

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In the News: hurricane season predictions, state recognizes local student, proposed utility company restrictions, woman shot at cookout

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

Hurricane predictions start rolling in; busy season expected | Tampa Bay Times – On Monday, The Weather Channel predicted 16 named storms for this upcoming hurricane season.  Nine of of those storms are predicted to be hurricanes, including five major [...]

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Florida schools to receive extra $134 million for improved student performances

By 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.

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Oregon gunman, Florida’s new education commissioner, state lawmakers give staff members raises, sitarist Shankar dies

By on December 12th, 2012 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

Trail will run through Haile after all – The Alachua County Commission voted Tuesday that the proposed Archer Braid Trail will in fact run through the Haile Plantation, reversing an earlier decision. The commissioners approved the new route 3-2. Gainesville Sun No connection [...]

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Florida releases teacher evaluations, Alachua fairs well

By , and 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.

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In the News: teacher ratings, FAMU band, missing foster child, Florida license plates

By on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

FAMU President unsure about band’s future – The return date of the Florida A&M University band is still to-be-determined. Interim President Larry Robinson told the school’s board of trustees Wednesday that he’s not ready to announce when the band will [...]

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Race-based student achievement goals spark controversy

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The Florida Department of Education’s 5-year plan sets student achievement goals that differ between racial groups.

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State education leader talks about new school year

By on August 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

As school supplies are flying off the shelves and lesson plans are perfected, the Florida Department of Education is also making some final preparations for the start of the new public school year. It has been a very active past [...]

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