This Weeks Most Read News Remedial classes no longer automatic with low state test scores
For years, Florida middle and high school students who did poorly on state math and reading tests had to take remedial classes in those subjects the next academic year. It was a law that frustrated many teenagers, educators and parents. Now, it's gone.The latest anti-testing tactic: Demanding copies of the Florida Standards Assessments
In their ongoing battle to fight high-stakes state testing, some Florida parents contend that they have a right to see the exams before their children sit for them. They base their claim on the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).Okeeheelee Middle principal selected as Florida's Principal of the Year
The principal of Okeeheelee Community Middle School has been named Florida's principal of the year by a statewide organization of middle and high school administrators. Principal David Samore was tapped this week with the honor, which recognizes principals of middle and high schools, and will be a candidate for the national award announced in October.Take Stock In Children President And CEO Madeline Pumariega Appointed As Florida College System Chancellor
Today, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced the appointment of Madeline M. Pumariega, President and CEO of Take Stock in Children as the next Florida College System (FCS) Chancellor. As Chancellor, Pumariega, will serve more than 800,000 students at 28 colleges throughout the state.