Tag: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test

Tony Bennett, two other candidates named finalists for Florida education chief

The Florida Board of Education announced its finalists for education commissioner today, with a list of three candidates including Indiana’s outgoing education chief Tony Bennett. Bennett, who gained national acclaim and criticism for pushing Florida-style education reforms in his home state, lost his re-election bid last month. That immediately sparked rumors that the Chiefs[Read More…]

Charter school named for Derrick Brooks rises to the challenge

They’re one of the first things people notice when they walk inside the new Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa. Windows, everywhere. Inside the 67,000-square-foot renovated building, light pours in through an expansive curved entryway, between the cafeteria and lush outdoor dining area, inside classrooms and even along the[Read More…]

Report: Florida’s low-income tax credit students making academic gains

A new report on the academic performance of low-income students receiving Tax Credit Scholarships in Florida finds they are making modestly larger gains in reading and math than their counterparts in public school. That conclusion from 2009-10 test data is encouraging for those of us who work to provide these[Read More…]