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Florida lawmakers took on an ambitious education agenda in their session that ended Friday, voting to beef up school budgets, provide raises to teachers, revamp high-school graduation requirements and more. Here are some of the key items, most of...
Waynedriko Smith has seen his life fall into place very nicely of late. He recently transferred to Orangewood Christian School in Maitland from Orlando Edgewater High, and on Friday the talented multi-position athlete received his first college football...
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LEESBURG — Hot diggity dog — the kids at Beverly Shores Elementary School are getting a lot of vital attention from male role models. That was evident from the turnout of nearly 500 during the recent Hot Dogs with Dads event aimed at...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Students
They may not know it yet, but thousands of Florida students prepping for the state's biology and geometry tests next month can relax a little, as they no longer must pass these end-of-course exams to earn diplomas. A sweeping education bill Gov. Rick...
It's the FCAT of fashion — a test of style and creativity. Juniors in the cosmetology program at South Tech Academy in Boynton Beach spent three months working in teams to create different fashion themes. On Monday, they modeled their results on...
With more than 50 high schools in Broward County, many are upping their standards to ensure students' success in college with programs never before offered in South Florida. In agreement with FIU, The Piper, Coral Springs and Plantation Consortium...
Tags: Broward County, Coral Springs, Plantation, Education, Technology
We asked you: Should severely disabled students take standardized tests? YES 9% NO 91% Health care or education? What disabled children ... are receiving is not an education but occupational therapy. It should be handled by the health-care system,...
Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense. A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat. A 9-year-old...
Orlando SentinelIt’s FCAT week, as many of you know, and my son is in third grade. This is his first major standardized test, but he has been calm these few days and prepared each morning. He's even getting up early and getting ready without any prodding from...
The 100 worst-performing elementary school in Florida (based on state reading test scores) extended their school days by an hour this year. The hope was that more reading instruction would help struggling students improve -- and preliminary data...
Andrea Rediske knew her special-needs son had no business taking standardized tests. He was born with brain damage. He suffers from cerebral palsy and is legally blind. Just teaching Ethan to say "yes" or "no" — or even keep his gaze focused...
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