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  • Florida legislators under pressure to alter school testing

    For nearly 2 million Florida public school students, the next few weeks could be a crucial moment in their education.
  • Education chief, governor agree to pare back school testing

    Education chief, governor agree to pare back school testing
    Florida should scrap a new 11th-grade standardized test and reduce the number of other exams it gives students, the state's education commissioner said Thursday — a move that critics of testing said doesn't go far enough. Gov. Rick Scott said he...

    Superintendents: Freeze school grades, eliminate some tests

    Superintendents: Freeze school grades, eliminate some tests
    A group of Florida school superintendents -- including Orange County's Barbara Jenkins -- met with Gov. Rick Scott last week, asking for the elimination of some state-required tests and the freezing of school grades for two years. The 10 superintendents...

    Testing in schools: Florida lawmakers have many questions

    Testing in schools: Florida lawmakers have many questions
    Testing has been a hot-button issue in Florida this school year, with parents and educators arguing that schools, at the state's behest, must give too many and use the results for too many high-stakes decisions. Lawmakers have signaled they might want...

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...