This Week's Most Read NewsSchool testing fatigue causes national movement to cut back
Teachers have been complaining for years that children are forced to take an excessive number of state-mandated exams that, if failed, can prevent students from advancing a grade level or even graduating from high school.Opt-out fallout: Lee schools crammed with exams
If the testing calendar is approved, there will be an exam administered every day of Lee's 180-day school year. A News-Press analysis of the district's tentative testing calendar found that there are 175 tests administered over 95 testing windows throughout the year.Former CHS principal among others opposing tax credit program
Bob Jones has gone from a career as principal at several area schools to being a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state Legislature. As president of the Florida Association of School Administrators, he's involved in a suit that has brought teachers' unions and school administrations together against the recently passed Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.UF improves in U.S. News rankings of universities
The University of Florida is a rung closer to being among the top universities in the country, based on the U.S. News & World Report's Best National Colleges rankings for 2015 released Tuesday.