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Florida education news: FCAT, college readiness test, NCLB transfers and more

grobinson1.jpegON DEFENSE: Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson finds himself defending the state's testing system during a visit to Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

ANOTHER TEST: Florida high school students now must take a college readiness test in addition to their FCAT and end-of-course exams, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LESS CHOICE: The Palm Beach school district considers whether to continue offering student transfers out of low performing schools through No Child Left Behind, the Palm Beach Post reports.

PRIVATIZATION: The Bay School Board looks into whether it can gain efficiencies with privately run student busing, the Panama City News-Herald reports.

IN THE MIX: Monroe's interim superintendent makes the district's short list of candidates for the permanent post, but he keeps looking elsewhere as the dispute continues over his qualifications, the Keynoter reports.

GOING UP: University of Florida faculty criticize pay raises for administrators while other employees' salaries remain flat, the Gainesville Sun reports.

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT CAMEL? Alachua superintendent Dan Boyd calls for an outside audit of the FCAT writing test amid questions about the prompt, the professional training and the results of the annual exam in a piece for the Gainesville Sun.

[Last modified: Monday, May 28, 2012 6:38am]


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