Tag: Anthony Hamlet

Florida schools roundup: Test scores, Gates report, charter schools and more

Test scores: The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), six end-of-course exams and a statewide science test scores are released by the Department of Education. Scores were up slightly in the math portion of the FSA, while English scores remained steady. Orlando Sentinel. Tampa Bay Times. Sun-Sentinel. Palm Beach Post. Palm Beach Post. Florida Times-Union.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Absenteeism, scholarships, mentoring and more

Chronic absenteeism: Florida has the lowest rate in the United States of students who were chronically absent from school in the 2013-2014 school year, according to an analysis of U.S. Education Department statistics. Florida’s rate was 4.5 percent, well under the 13 percent national average. Associated Press. Scholarships for disabled: A study[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Desegregation, resume, supplemental pay and more

Desegregation case: The plaintiffs in a 50-year-old Pinellas County desegregation case are asking a federal court for help in enforcing the settlement. They allege the district is not fulfilling its commitment to provide safe schools for black students, isn’t treating them fairly in discipline cases, isn’t hiring and retaining black teachers, and is failing to[Read More…]