Bennett: Fla. needs 'Plan B' for FCAT replacement
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A "Plan B" is needed in case the anticipated replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, fails to materialize or is delayed, the state's new education commissioner said Monday.
The State Board of Education also received a letter from Gov. Rick Scott pitching his proposal to give all teachers a $2,500 pay raise. At least one member, though, said she'd prefer to see raises awarded on merit rather than across the board.
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett told the board that within the next couple months he'll present a contingency plan in case the FCAT replacement is sidelined or delayed by problems that...
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