This Week's Most Read NewsSchool testing poised to get scaled back by Florida lawmakers
When the Lee County School Board voted in August to rid its classrooms of state-mandated tests, superintendent Nancy Graham says the district lost sight of a key factor: Children. Adults with political agendas on testing, accountability, Common Core and other issues held sway with passionate pleas, and board members took the bait.Gaetz to Florida DOE: Use the powers we gave you on testing
Florida lawmakers know they have to address the issues swirling around testing in the schools. The drumbeat of opposition to the numbers of exams, and the high-stakes consequences attached to them, has grown too loud to ignore. Superintendents Voice Concerns over Upcoming Florida Standards Assessments
As Florida students and teachers wrap up their first semester under the new Florida Standards, frustration is building over the set of exams that comes with them. "It's just the overabundance of testing that we're very, very concerned about," Superintendent Bill Husfelt said.School Board debates referendum on appointed superintendent
School Board member Bobby James said Monday it is time to seek another referendum asking voters to allow the board to appoint the superintendent of schools in Marion County.