Tag Archives: Florida Department of Education

Pam Stewart Snubs Teachers in Recognizing AP Success, Participation

From an FDOE press release: Tallahassee, Fla., February 11, 2014 – Florida earned high marks for the percentage of graduates from the class of 2013 who took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam while in high school, earning them a second … Continue reading

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Seabring News Sun: “Somewhere along the way, standardized testing became downright irrational”

The editors of the News Sun blame Tallahassee: After improvement in 2012, this year’s school grades are a major disappointment. The entire state took a step back — 482 schools lost their “A” grades, and 67 more schools are considered … Continue reading

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What Happened to the FLDOE’s Investigation of K12 Inc?

UPDATE at the end A top financial backer of Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, K12 Inc got into hot water with investors for inflating their claims about student success. Earlier this month, the corporation settled with share-holders. From … Continue reading

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It Took $900 Million in Federal Grants to Develop Common Core Standards in Florida?

While the value of standards is reasonably debated within the education community, the scope and application of them is not. But perhaps it may be time to take a look at where apparently $900 million in federal grant money went and why. … Continue reading

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