Education

A large number of Bay Point fourth-graders turned in math tests that were so similar as to be statistically improbable, according to a letter from the state to Pinellas school chief Mike Grego.DIRK SHADD | Times

State orders investigation of St. Petersburg school for possible FCAT cheating

The state Department of Education has ordered Pinellas County school officials to investigate possible cheating on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test at an elementary magnet school in St. Petersburg. This is the first time in the 16-year history of school grades in Florida that the department has withheld a  …

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    ST. LEO — Saint Leo University has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for in a new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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  4. State orders investigation of St. Petersburg school for possible FCAT cheating

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    The state Department of Education has ordered Pinellas County school officials to investigate possible cheating on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test at an elementary magnet school in St. Petersburg.

    A large number of Bay Point fourth-graders turned in math tests that were so similar as to be statistically improbable, according to a letter from the state to Pinellas school chief Mike Grego.
  5. Low-performing Pasco schools aim to add hour of reading in same class time

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