Florida education news: FCAT scoring revisions, arts education, school closure and more
REVISED REPORT: The Florida Department of Education will change FCAT reports sent home to show how students would have performed in 2011 if the 2012 standards had been in effect — and not how they actually did.• Critics say the state altered the scoring for political reasons, the Stuart News reports. • Some Orange County parents say they're done with public schooling because of the FCAT, WFTV reports. • Education commissioner Gerard Robinson heard some parent criticisms in Boca Raton, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STILL STRUGGLING: Life Force charter school, under fire for poor performance, doesn't help itself with the some of the worst FCAT results in the Tampa area.
MORE BAD NEWS: The Pasco School Board looks to furloughs, job cuts and possible pay reductions to balance its budget.
ARTS EDUCATION: Ruth Eckerd Hall creates a new program to train area high school and college students in concert performance and production.
BUSY GUY: FAMU hires a new audit chief in the wake financial woes.
VALS AND SALS: Zephyrhills High School
NO THANKS: The leading candidate to become Edison State College president drops out, the Naples Daily News reports.
LAST DAY: Students and faculty at a Titusville elementary school spend their final hours there before the Brevard district shuts it down, Florida Today reports.
SHARING: Teachers at a Flagler elementary school spend time visiting each other's classrooms to learn new ways to teach, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NOT LISTENING: Two teens who are suing a Marion high school because it denied their effort to start a Gay-Straight Alliance say district officials never talked to them about their effort, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.