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Florida Board of Education adopts stronger pre-k standards



From the Associated Press:

The Florida Board of Education approved more rigorous learning standards for students in the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program at its meeting Tuesday in Miami. ...

The new pre-kindergarten learning standards adopted Tuesday were revised based on current research and address the development of language, cognitive, emotional, social and other basic skills. The education board is in the process of raising standards across the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program, including increasing the percentage of students who test as kindergarten ready and taking action against providers who don't meet those benchmarks.

The board also discussed seeking a No Child Left Behind waiver, and concerns over class size implementation. Read more here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:17pm]


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