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Florida Standardized Testing

State Education Boss Deeply Offends Mother Of Recently Deceased Student

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents

Before the death of her son, Florida mother Andrea Rediske fought to prove that the 11-year-old Ethan was unfit to take a standardized educational ass...

This Boy Doesn't Have A Complete Brain, But He Still Has To Take Standardized Tests

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents

Meet Michael, an elementary school-aged child who was born with only part of his brain. Michael lives in Florida, where, despite his condition, he sti...

Dying Student Still Has To Prove He Can't Take A Standardized Test

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents

UPDATE: Ethan Rediske died on Thursday, his family told News 13. Eleven-year-old Ethan Rediske has been in hospice care for the past month and is l...

FCATs: Are They Really Necessary?

Dava Stein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Teen
Dava Stein

There has got to be a better way to evaluate teachers and schools. These standardized tests aren't doing the students any favors.

'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 Sets Math, Reading Goals Based On Race, Ethnicity

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Just a few weeks after a similar move by Virginia was met with controversy, Florida has also adopted achievement standards based on race and ethnicity...

Some Florida Teachers Must Work An Extra Hour Each Day, While Uncertainty Regarding Pay Continues

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

Some Florida teachers will be made to teach an extra hour each day, with their compensation for that additional hour still in flux, WPLG reports. I...