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2014-01-07 08:37:37

After "graduating" from foster care into the Children's Home Society of Florida, formerly homeless young woman finally earns her high school diploma through innovative online program with Smart Horizons Career Online Education. PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nafissatou "Nafi" Jean has always loved children. Her desire to help them prompted her to set her career sights on becoming a pediatrician. Growing up in foster care, Nafi knew firsthand the importance of...

2009-06-18 16:06:00

FLVA continues to be top-scoring public virtual school in the state JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The K12 Florida Virtual Academy (FLVA) received an "A" from the Florida Department of Education for the 2008-2009 academic year. This marks the third year in a row FLVA was given the highest score for a Florida public school. The Florida Department of Education gives every public school an overall grade based primarily upon student achievement data from the Florida...

2009-06-01 08:00:00

FLVA exceeds state averages; continues to be top performing public virtual school in the state JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students at the K12 Florida Virtual Academy (FLVA) - one of the state's two full-time K-8 online public school programs - posted strong scores on the 2009 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT), according to results released last week by the Florida Department of Education. For the sixth year in a row, the percent of K12 Florida Virtual...

2008-10-16 15:00:22

Carnegie Learning, Inc., publisher of research-based math curricula for middle schools, high schools, and the higher education market, today released a research report indicating that Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results in four Miami-Dade County charter high schools using Carnegie Learning Blended Math Solutions were 14-18% higher than the Miami-Dade County averages over three consecutive years. The four schools implemented the Carnegie Learning programs as their sole math...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Baggerly, Jennifer Ferretti, Larissa K What is the impact of natural disasters on students' statewide assessment scores? To answer this question, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores of 55,881 students in grades 4 through 10 were analyzed to determine if there were significant decreases after the 2004 hurricanes. Results reveal that there was statistical but no practical significance between the FCAT scores of students in high- and low-hurricane-impacted schools....

2008-08-14 18:00:37

By STEPHANIE WANG When Ruth N. Upson Elementary School finally earned its first A on the FCAT this year, even community members without children enrolled in the Jacksonville school applauded like proud parents. "It all starts in elementary school," said Jay Stuckey, event coordinator at Murray Hill Baptist Church, which "adopted" the school three years ago as a way to help the community. "This is where you can make the biggest changes the quickest." The church and other local...

2008-08-11 21:00:43

By TOPHER SANDERS More high school students have requested transfers from failing schools than ever before in Duval County, numbers spurred by having three high-powered magnet schools as transfer options and having, for the first time, three double-F high schools simultaneously. The parents of 531 students applied for opportunity scholarships to move from Raines, Andrew Jackson and Forrest high schools. The three schools received Fs on the most recent Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

By Marilyn Brown, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 1--Q. Why does Florida give school grades? A. Although federal law requires states to test students in reading, writing and math, Florida developed the school grading system with its own rewards and sanctions. States choose their tests for the federal report card. Q. What is the difference between the state and federal report cards? A. Florida's report card annually gives each public school a letter grade based on student performance on...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

By Adam Emerson, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 1--For those who want the flexibility and freedom to home school their children, Florida has a few standards for families to follow. About 39,000 families home-schooled 56,650 children last academic year, according to figures from Florida's Department of Education. In Hillsborough County alone, 3,230 opted to home school their children. State law doesn't require teaching certification or prior experience to start a home school program. It...

2008-07-25 03:00:41

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 24--Eighty-three Palm Beach County schools will receive various levels of support and corrective measures this year to comply with changing Adequate Yearly Progress requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The school district on Thursday released its restructuring plan, which incorporates a pilot program announced early this month by the state Department of Education. It's a new way of giving schools credit for meeting at...


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