Make us your home page


Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Algebra exam, students on the FCAT, Holocaust mandate and more

ALGEBRA EOC : Seventh and eighth graders do well on the algebra end-of-course exam, while ninth graders underwhelm.

FROM THE MOUTHS OF STUDENTS: MacFarlane Park Elementary School students give give their assessment of the FCAT. And in case you missed it last month, Times staff writer Jeff Solochek visited Sand Pine Elementary in Wesley Chapel just before the state released district and school level writing results to get students thoughts on the test.

DIVINE CALLING: A Hernando High School football player heads to Trinity College to focus on counseling and pastoral studies.

TOUGH RECORD: For the first time, every Hillsborough high school makes a well-known list of America ’s best high schools.

WHAT’S IT WORTH?: Problems with the FCAT fuel the debate over its validity, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

MORE MONEY: The Lake School Board and the local teacher union are on the verge of approving raises, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HOLOCAUST LESSONS: A new documentary shows how Florida ’s mandate to educate students on the Holocaust suffers from a lack of funding, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

EDISON PREZ : A unanimous Edison State College board of trustees selects Jeff Allbritten to serve as the school’s next president, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, June 2, 2012 6:57am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours