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Dan Gelber: “Getting straight A’s for having lots of tests is not the same as getting A’s on the tests”

And emphasizing twice that “testing is not teaching’ former Florida state senator Dan Gelber chided “the usual suspects engaged in the typical self-adulation,” for Education Week’s recent high-ranking of Florida. This from his column in Florida Voices: I don’t relish being … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s Florida Plummets in Business and Education Rankings

Jacksonville Business Journal’s Michael Clinton reports a CNBC study reveals that under Rick Scott, Florida has lost ground to the rest of the nation on business and in education: Gov. Rick Scott still has some work to do to make … Continue reading

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Miami – Dade Superintendent: “Thanking, Not Ranking a Teacher”

Amidst a Mary McGrory FCAT rankings piece in the Miami Herald was this takeaway in a quote from Miami-Dade County superintendent Alberto Carvalho: Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said he took pride in the district’s accomplishments, but contended that “overall rankings provide an … Continue reading

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