Florida

The school board ousted Rudolph F. Crew on a wave of criticism about his management style and financial acumen.
September 17, 2008 – Education Week
The deployment of specialists in Florida helped build teacher capacity and improve students’ motivation to read, but did not always lift test scores, a study shows.
September 17, 2008 – Education Week
A new law in Florida is intended to reveal any criminal skeletons in the closets of the state’s teachers—but big questions remain about how the Ethics in Education Act will be implemented.
July 16, 2008 – Education Week
So-called “high stakes” testing policies in reading and mathematics have had a positive effect on the science performance of students in struggling Florida schools, a study concludes.
July 16, 2008 – Education Week
Reeling from unprecedented cuts to the state’s K-12 system, local school leaders eliminate teacher aides, consolidate bus routes, and cancel before- and after-school programs.
May 14, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Public school students made greater academic improvements as their school choices increased under Florida’s tuition voucher program, a study says.
May 7, 2008 – Education Week
The bill would cut to 60 the number of in-service hours in teaching English as a second language required of reading teachers who work with ELLs, down from the current requirement of 300.
April 9, 2008 – Education Week
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says that federal mandates are squeezing some subjects out of the curriculum, and she is working on a project that has a goal of restoring one of them: civics education.
April 9, 2008 – Education Week
The ACLU has filed a class action against the Palm Beach County, Fla., school district, claiming its low graduation rate is a violation of the Florida Constitution.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week
Critics of evolution’s now officially enshrined place in Florida science classes are regrouping with a new line of argument.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week

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