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  • Seminole moms opposed to testing gather testimony

    Seminole moms opposed to testing gather testimony
    Three Seminole County moms fed up with testing in public schools decided last month to seek testimony from teachers, and other parents, who felt the same way. Their plan was to gather about a dozen stories to share with state lawmakers.
  • State mandates pose challenges for local schools

    State mandates pose challenges for local schools
    For the past few years, the term has become something of a political football, with opponents kicking as hard as they can against it, Orange County School Board member Nancy Robbinson noted. That’s one reason why the state of Florida decided to...

    Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries

    Utah Common Core test scores prompt Florida worries
    Utah students took their state's new Common Core tests this spring, and they struggled so badly that a majority of the schools could end up graded D or F. Despite the more than 2,000 miles that separate the two states, some fear the same thing might...

    Mayo: Beating the fun out of school, one test at a time

    Mayo: Beating the fun out of school, one test at a time
    You hear about testing mania swallowing our kids — 1,500 different standardized exams in the Broward school district alone — and it's almost too abstract to comprehend, like the national debt. But when you boil it down to just one third-...

    Utah Common Core test scores worry Florida

    Utah Common Core test scores worry Florida
    Utah students took their state's new Common Core tests this spring, and they struggled so badly that a majority of Utah schools could end up graded D or F. Despite the more than 2,000 miles that separate the two states, what happened in Utah could...