Responding to news that assets in a state-run investment pool have been downgraded, Florida state officials were expected to meet this week to consider recommendations for protecting the fund against possible default.
December 5, 2007 – Education Week
For the first time, a draft of the state's science standards refer explicitly to evolution and describe the theory as crucial to students' understanding of the natural world.
November 7, 2007 – Education Week
The theory of evolution, not mentioned in the current version of Florida’s state science standards, would be listed as one of seven “big ideas” in a proposed revision of that document.
October 31, 2007 – Education Week
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Some of the lowest-performing schools in the Miami-Dade County, Fla., district could soon be weaned from three years of strategic support. Will they be able to sustain their progress?
October 17, 2007 – Education Week
Even as the 2008 fiscal year gets into full swing for most states, a handful—including Florida, Michigan, and Illinois—are still ironing the kinks out of their cash-strapped budgets.
October 10, 2007 – Education Week
Students retained for a year under Florida’s test-based promotion policy slightly outperformed students with similar test scores who were promoted to the next grade in previous years, according to a study.
October 3, 2007 – Education Week
A long-projected revenue chill is beginning to bite in a number of states, putting pressure on education policymakers to defend existing programs.
September 19, 2007 – Education Week
Pat L. Tornillo Jr., the former president of the United Teachers of Dade went to prison for swindling millions from the Miami union. He died June 24 at his home in Tallahassee, Fla.
July 18, 2007 – Education Week
A flaw in a statewide test has widened into a full-scale debate with national implications: Is too much riding on one fallible assessment?
June 13, 2007 – Education Week
Legislation also recommends that middle school students receive at least 225 minutes of physical education each week.
May 16, 2007 – Education Week

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