Two Florida counties cut back big time on student testing. Manatee could be the third.
Manatee County could become the third district in the state to make a bold statement against testing.
Teacher merit-pay law hasn't boosted student learning, Orange says
Taking up where the Florida Board of Education left off in the fall, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday revealed his proposal to recast the state's controversial Best and Brightest teacher bonus into a broader range of recruitment and retention incentives.
Florida lawmakers unveil proposed K-12 school testing reforms
Instead of scattering K-12 assessment tests throughout the spring months and disrupting teaching time, a reform proposal being unveiled Wednesday morning in the Florida Legislature would require all such exams to take place only in the final three weeks of the school year, starting next year.
Florida officials propose pushing state testing to final three weeks of the school year
In just a couple of weeks, Florida K-12 schools will begin the grueling three-month stretch of administering mandatory statewide student assessments.