Tag: No Child Left Behind Act

Florida schools roundup: Accountability guidelines, retention, tests and more

Accountability guidelines: The U.S. Department of Education proposes accountability guidelines that allow states discretion in using test scores, academic growth and other measures to identify failing schools and struggling students. The transfer of authority to states is part of the Obama administration’s Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher bonuses, single-gender schools and more

Teacher bonuses challenged: The state’s program for teacher bonuses is being challenged by Tallahassee lawyer Ronald G. Meyer, who says the award is being unfairly withheld from many deserving teachers, including three in Sarasota. The complaint will be heard by an administrative judge from the state Division of Administrative Hearings. Naples Daily[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Suicide prevention, grades, No Child and more

Suicide prevention: Two Lee County legislators say they will file bills requiring a two-hour suicide prevention course be added to continuing education requirements for all Florida teachers. Florida Politics. Sunshine State News. Grades dispute: After the state Department of Education released projected school grades, Brevard School Superintendent Desmond K. Blackburn makes this statement[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School testing and grades, No Child and more

School testing, grades: A Department of Education simulation projecting school grades indicates that despite fears more schools would fail because of the new Florida Standards Assessment tests, little would change in the distribution of grades. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart is lobbying for her version of passing score standards. Superintendents support Stewart’s proposal,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Pam Stewart, coding, bonuses, recess and more

Commissioner diagnosis: Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a Department of Education press release. She will continue working as she receives treatment. Tallahassee Democrat. Tampa Tribune. Naples Daily News. Gradebook. Coding bill: A Senate committee has approved a bill that would require high[Read More…]