The Florida Department of Education released scores from the 2011 FCAT for local third-graders today. Over seventy percent of Alachua County’s third-graders were judged proficient in both reading and math. Alachua County School Board Deputy Superintendent Sandy Hollinger says slightly lower scores than last year show more progress must be made. She talked with WUFT-FM’S Auriel Rolle Polk about the FCAT.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/hollingerqa.mp3]
Florida lawmakers will vote Thursday on a proposed state budget that includes spending $500 million to increase teacher salaries.