In a reaction to dramatically lower-than-expected FCAT writing scores from fourth, eighth, and 10th grade students, the Florida Board of Education lowered the passing score. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports that even though students in Alachua County did better than average based on the new standards, this might not be enough.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/schoolswrapBrittanyWienke5122012.mp3]
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Florida schools still use a student's Social Security Number to identify them, despite the risks associated with identity theft.