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5:09 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

FSU Presidential Search Committee Approves New Timeline

The FSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee met Friday to approve a new timeline.
Credit presidentialsearch.fsu.edu

The Florida State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee is taking steps to refine its search process. The committee held its first meeting Friday with new search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

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Education
1:17 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Crist Hears Teachers' Input Before Filing To Run For Governor

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist begins Monday's meeting with Tallahassee-area schoolteachers by touching on how his own teachers affected him.
Credit Caitie Switalski

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was back in Tallahassee on Monday.  The Republican-turned-Democrat was in town to file his qualifying paperwork for the 2014 primary election for governor. Sheria Griffin, a Leon County teacher, filed the papers on his behalf.  Crist also took the opportunity to meet with local schoolteachers. 

On Monday, Meeting Room A in the Leroy Collins Main Public Library in Leon County was abuzz with schoolteachers excited to welcome Crist.  He assured them their struggles were his struggles.

Sitting around a table with Crist, the teachers from 

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Education
5:57 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

End-Of-Course Assessment Results Show Spike In U.S. History Scores

The Florida Department of Education released the 2014 End-of-Course assessment scores Monday.
Credit fldoe.org

The Florida Department of Education announced Monday that Florida students scored higher on the 2014 end-of-course assessments, or EOCs, than they did last year.  

The test results show first-time test-takers in grades six through 12 improved across the board on four of five EOCs offered by the state. The percentage of passing students increased by 1 point for Algebra I and geometry and 2 points for Biology I. The fifth exam, middle school civics, was administered for the first time this year.

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Education
6:26 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Final FCAT Scores Show Overall Improvement With One Exception

The last Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores were released today.
Credit fldoe.org

The Florida Department of Education released the last batch of 2014 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results today. The FCAT Math, Reading, and Science scores show just over half of Florida students passed the test, though there was overall statewide improvement.

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Education
9:19 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Florida Education Officials Lay Out Timeline For Revamped School Grades, Penalties

The Florida Department of Education is revising its timeline for when schools will begin facing penalties under a revised state accountability system.

The biggest change is next year’s switch away from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment tests to new statewide exams aligned with the “Florida Standards”.

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