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One new member, two reappointed to State Board of Education

One new member, two reappointed to State Board of Education

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday announced the reappointments of Marva Johnson and Andy Tuck and the new appointment of Joe York to the State Board of Education.Board chairwoman Johnson, of Winter Garden, and vice chair Tuck, of Sebring, are both 48 and hav...
Published: 01/16/18
Community Outreach at Potter Elementary School

Community Outreach at Potter Elementary School

Saturday academies begin on Feb. 3 at Potter Elementary, one of seven Hillsborough schools that are under pressure from the state to raise their report card grades this year....
Published: 01/12/18
Florida education news: Bright Futures, rezoning, school repairs and more

Florida education news: Bright Futures, rezoning, school repairs and more

BRIGHT FUTURES: Making good on its top priority, the Florida Senate quickly and unanimously approves a bill to make sweeping changes to the state's higher education system. Among the provisions is a plan to expand the Bright Futures scholarship....
Published: 01/12/18
Gradebook podcast: Does Florida need to change its testing system, with Bob Schaeffer of FairTest

Gradebook podcast: Does Florida need to change its testing system, with Bob Schaeffer of FairTest

As part of an effort to streamline state testing, Florida lawmakers in 2017 called for a study of whether the ACT or SAT would serve as a reliable substitute for certain Florida Standards Assessments. The resulting report stated the idea would not su...
Published: 01/11/18
Port Richey lawyer, school volunteer to seek Pasco County School Board seat

Port Richey lawyer, school volunteer to seek Pasco County School Board seat

Shortly after Pasco County School Board member Steve Luikart announced he wouldn't seek a third term, Port Richey lawyer and mom Tara M. O'Connor placed her name on the candidate list to replace him.She is the third hopeful to pre-file...
Published: 01/11/18
Florida lawmakers advance bills on textbooks, education funding, restraint and seclusion

Florida lawmakers advance bills on textbooks, education funding, restraint and seclusion

A bill to give Florida school district residents even more say in the selection of textbooks and instructional materials easily passed its first House committee on Wednesday, with just one member opposed.Sponsor Rep. Byron Donalds, a Naples Republica...
Published: 01/11/18
Florida education news: Graduation rates, capital funding, open meetings and more

Florida education news: Graduation rates, capital funding, open meetings and more

GRADUATION RATES: Florida's high school graduation rate continues to climb, to a new high of 82.3 percent in 2017. For the first time, all four Tampa Bay area districts also surpass the 80 percent mark, with several schools making large gains. M...
Published: 01/11/18
Judge voids Pasco County school districtís 2017 west-side rezoning

Judge voids Pasco County school districtís 2017 west-side rezoning

A Pasco County circuit court judge on Wednesday invalidated the School Board's year-old decision that moved hundreds of children from Mitchell High to River Ridge High this past fall, as a way to ease crowding in west-side schools...
Published: 01/10/18
Florida, Tampa Bay graduation rates rise above 80 percent

Florida, Tampa Bay graduation rates rise above 80 percent

Graduation rates in Florida and in Tampa Bay continue to climb, according to data released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education.Florida's overall graduation rate increased 1.6 percentage points to a new high of 82.3 percent. All four Tamp...
Published: 01/10/18
Florida charter schools get final figures on local capital funding support

Florida charter schools get final figures on local capital funding support

Charter schools across Florida will get a combined $91.2 million from their school districts this year, as part of a new capital funds sharing program lawmakers created last spring.The money comes from districts' local property tax revenue for constr...
Published: 01/10/18