Tag: Andrea Vineyard

Florida schools roundup: Turnaround plans, teacher shortages, taxes and more

Turnaround plans: Fourteen Florida districts submitted plans to the State Board of Education to improve 47 schools. Plans from three districts – Alachua, Bay and Jefferson – were deferred for a month until they can be revised, while the others are approved. Politico Florida. Bay News 9. Plans to improve five struggling Pinellas County[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Testing troubles, grades, school police and more

Testing troubles: Bandwidth has been expanded, security upgraded and testing software improved. But, experts warn, there’s no way to guarantee trouble-free computerized testing when the Florida Standards Assessments writing tests begin Feb. 29. Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Tribune. Testing dispute: State business leaders are avoiding direct criticism of Gov. Rick Scott over the state Department[Read More…]