Latest Florida Department of Education Stories

2014-01-13 08:27:12

- Dept. of Education, Dept. of Health, Florida Blue and Community Volunteers Help Bring Celebration to Students - TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Florida Department of Education's 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, volunteers and teachers from around the state will introduce the comic book "Iron Man and Habit Heroes" to Florida students. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers, administrators, parents and...

2013-09-13 23:01:50

Implementing Common Core State Standards is the main focus for the 2013-2014 school year for Florida Department of Education. NEF Cyberlearning will award 100 grants this school year, to aid Florida schools focus on preparing students for college and workforce. (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 College and Career readiness represent the objective of every School Administrator. The state of Florida has married these two objectives through Science. NEF recognizes this effort and is offering 100...

2011-08-29 18:00:00

Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of Schools at Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), has announced that SHCOE has hired Brewser Brown to serve as their governmental relations consultant in the State of Florida. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 Brown will advocate the Florida State Legislature, the Governor's Office, the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Florida College System to bring about policies that will expand...

2009-08-17 10:30:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill today announced that TABE CLAS-E(TM), the Company's English language proficiency assessment for adult learners, has been approved by the Florida Department of Education. This approval is the latest in CTB/McGraw-Hill's continued partnership with Florida Adult Educators through the TABE(R) (Tests of Adult Basic Education) family, now meeting the needs of adult ESL students with TABE CLAS-E (TABE Complete Language Assessment System -...

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....

2008-07-08 12:01:02

By Lelise Postal, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 8--NEW: Find your school's grade with our 2008 Florida school grades database. Florida school grades were released this morning and the region's five F-rated schools all boosted their grades this year, the Florida Department of Education reported. Florida's public schools earned their best report card ever this year, snagging more A's and B's than ever before, state officials said. This is the 10th year the state has graded its public...

2008-06-17 06:00:33

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jun. 17--State officials have cleared Village Academy of Delray Beach of any wrongdoing after a recent investigation of the school's fourth-grade FCAT writing exams. But two other campuses face scrutiny over different FCAT score sheets. In April, the Florida Department of Education decided to take a look at Village Academy's exams because scorers spotted possible anomalies with some of the student essays. "There was no finding of any...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'