Tag: Ben Stern

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…]

Florida schools roundup: Open enrollment, bonuses, charters and more

Education bills: The Florida House passes several education bills. Among them: Allowing students to enroll in any public school that has a vacancy, making the teacher bonuses program permanent, and giving charter schools an easier path to open in exchange for greater financial transparency. Miami Herald. News Service of Florida. Lakeland Ledger.[Read More…]