This Weeks Most Read News District school test scores released, but leaders question their value
Florida’s school districts got their first taste Wednesday morning of how students performed on last school year’s new standardized tests. Yet with no set pass or fail grades, and scores evenly distributed across the spectrum, education officials question whether the results will do anything to help improve teachers and schools.Volusia, Flagler schools embrace 'Dad's Day'
..."She's been excited about this for two days," said Christian Schultz, who works the second shift as a line cook in a restaurant and doesn't get to see his 8-year-old stepdaughter often during the week. That's why he was just as excited as she was about "Dads Take Your Child to School Day," a new statewide initiative Wednesday that involved each elementary school in Volusia and Flagler counties. Florida lawmakers to revisit rules for high school sports governance
Despite repeated failed attempts, Florida lawmakers are again prepared to try to limit the powers of the Florida High School Athletic Association, making it easier for students and schools to participate in interscholastic sports. A bill (HB 31) already has landed in the House, proposing to let schools join FHSAA on a per-sport basis and limiting sanctions against those that compete outside the association.Top Florida lawmakers working on changes that would reduce students' testing load
The chairmen of the state Senate's two education-related committees are drafting bills that would allow the system to substitute Florida Standards Assessments scores with results from other exams that also measure knowledge of state standards, and that students already may be taking in addition to the FSA.