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The Florida Department of Education wants input from parents, educators and the public about the new state Standards Assessments.Florida school grades: More A's but also F's
Florida's school grades for elementary and middle schools were released Friday - providing a dose of both good and bad newsBright Futures keep dimming for Florida students
Seventeen years ago, Florida made a promise to its high-school students: If you work hard and make good grades, the state will help you take the next step. The deal came in the form of the Bright Futures scholarships, which help students pay tuition at universities, community colleges, even career-training academies here in Florida.Teachers union sues over bill expanding school vouchers
...Other groups may join the Florida School Boards Association's challenge. Juhan Mixon, CEO of the Florida Association of School Administrators, said his organization plans to join the lawsuit pending an attorney's assessment of the suit's chances of success. Allowing tax dollars to be diverted to special interests rather than flow through the main legislative process, Mixon said, "sets a dangerous precedent."Study: More High School Math And Science Requirements, More Dropouts
Adding more math and science courses to high school graduation requirements made students more likely to drop out, according to a recently published study by Washington University researchers.