The state of Florida has implemented a new algebra end of course exam for all public schools. The results of the exam released yesterday show that Alachua County Public School students are among the top performers in the state. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, this state required exam makes it more challenging for students to graduate high school.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ME Algebra Wrap.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.