This Week's Most Read NewsSchool board consortium: 'suspend high-stakes testing'
A group representing 11 coastal school districts unanimously approved a motion Friday evening that calls for the state to "suspend high-stakes testing." The strong stance was the brainchild of the Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards, a group that represents 11 coastal school districts and 42 percent of public-school enrollment statewide.Calls to suspend state-mandated testing intensify as more school districts weigh in
Six weeks into the school year, educators and parents across Florida again are sounding alarms about the state's ability to conduct reliable and fair testing in the spring.Miami-Dade teachers want breastfeeding rights on the job
On high school teacher Monica Howell's first day back to work from maternity leave, she went to her assistant principal with a request: a private place and 20 minutes a day to pump breast milk for her newborn. Her boss's response? "Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate breastfeeding mothers," Howell recalled.Elimination of district tests met with mixed reactions
The board voted to strike down all district-mandated exams with the hope of redirecting authority to teachers. But one teacher says it's not that simple.