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Florida Department of Education

Dire Report Card For Our Schools

Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

The Florida Department of Education released grades for the state's elementary and middle schools Friday morning, and the outlook doesn't look good fo...

Florida Education Department Retracts Botched Teacher Evaluations

Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

Florida's Department of Education released the first results of a sweeping new teacher evaluation system Wednesday morning that sought to provide more...

Scott Takes A Stand On Community College Tuition

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott is remaining firm in his stance against tuition increases at Florida's community colleges, despite opposition from state legislators. ...

Florida Terminates $20M Contract To Build Education Assistance Website

Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

Florida’s Department of Education has terminated its $20 million contract with Infinity Software Development, a Tallahassee technology company it hi...

'Resounding Negative Perception'

The Orlando Sentinel | Leslie Postal | Posted 12.20.2012 | Miami

The State Board of Education looked prepared to vote -- without discussion or debate -- when board member John Padget pointed out a passage on page 16...

Florida DOE Investigates Nation's Largest Virtual School Company

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Miami

* K12 is the largest U.S. virtual school company * Company denies using uncertified teachers MIAMI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - ...

Florida School Teachers Helped Students Cheat

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The state Department of Education's investigation into the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) found potential cheating at four Florida schoo...

Florida Gives Wrong Grades To Hundreds Of Public Schools

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

The Florida Department of Education has announced that it miscalculated grades for hundreds of schools across the state, further fueling public distru...

Florida Educators Concerned Higher Testing Standards For Teachers Could Lead To Shortage

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

Tables have turned for some Florida educators after the state Department of Education announced they want teachers to earn higher grades on their cert...

Does Dade County's 'B' Grade Ignore Social And Economic Factors?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Miami

Despite news that Miami-Dade County 16% more A-ranked schools than it did last year and admirable reading and math skills, the district as a whole did...

Florida Charter Schools Failing Disabled Students

NPR | John O'Connor and Sarah Gonzalez | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Tres Whitlock is stuck in a public school where he feels ignored. He wants out. The 17-year-old would-be video game designer researched his options...

The (Other) Palm Beach Story: Feds & States Tinkering with Education Get Unplanned Results

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Ross

WARNING: Severe Reality Curve! This cautionary tale may be unsuitable for the Obama Administration's Department of Education and state legislatures en...

"Negro" Used On School Form

Miami Herald | Patricia Mazzei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with complaints from parents and students about racial insensitivity, state and local education officials have dropped the word negro from a rac...