Florida’s public community and state colleges are now part of the state’s performance funding system. The schools will be ranked according to four metrics that will determine whether they’re eligible for additional state funding.


President Elmira Mangum.
FLorida A&M University via Twitter

Florida A & M University’s president came before the school’s trustees Tuesday for her first annual review.

Results for the 10th grade English-Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment, are in. And students performed largely the same as they did under the old FCAT exam. As the FSA undergoes an evaluation to see if it’s a valid measure of student ability, the state is using it to determine students graduate from high school.

Cortni Sprenkle Brown is facing five second degree felonies related to sexual relations with minors.
Madison County Jail

A former Madison County High School employee is out on bond and is facing charges related to sexual relations with students.

This graph shows how Florida students fared on the FCAT vs. NAEP
Foundation for Excellence in Education

There’s long been a gap between how students fare on state exams and how they do on national tests. But as state-based exams and national assessments re-align to meet new common core standards adopted in a majority of states, education reformers see an opportunity to also get some parity when it comes what students know.