florida testing

A Senate education panel has temporarily postponed a school testing overhaul bill—putting one of the two major testing proposals in jeopardy.

Florida Standardized Testing Woes Continue

Apr 20, 2015
Miami Herald

It seems neither Florida’s Department of Education nor its testing provider learned its lesson after standardized exams were thrown into chaos last month by technical glitches.

Once again, testing ground to a halt in South Florida schools Monday after students were unable to access the tests that may decide their educational future.

Once again, Florida education officials blamed the problems on last-minute changes to testing systems by contractor, American Institutes for Research.

Florida Roundup: The DEP Ban On 'Climate Change'

Mar 13, 2015
Patti Mazzei / Miami Herald

Gov. Rick Scott's office is continuing to deny that the administration unofficially banned the use of the terms "climate change" and "global warming" after former state employees said they were told not to use those words. 

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Technical problems this week delayed testing in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Testing didn't resume until three days later on Thursday.

The Florida Senate moved forward with a bill to limit testing.

Gov. Rick Scott gave an upbeat State of the State address in the midst of a challenging start to his administration's second term.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties' legislative delegations take their priority measures to Tallahassee.

The Miami International Film Festival kicks off today.