Florida Board of Education

Florida Common Core
3:27 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Changes To Common Core Approved And Adopted, But Many Still Frustrated

Credit mastcharter

The Florida Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the Common Core standards. The meeting in Orlando was tense and the public comment portion was dominated by anti-common core activists who wanted the standards rescinded. Teachers around the region and around the country are expressing frustration over Common Core, and for many the standards themselves are the least of their worries. It's the uncertainty of how the standards, and by extension the teachers, will be evaluated.

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Local News
1:03 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Bill Would Give FL Schools Textbook Freedom

State Sen. Alan Hayes R-Umatilla
Credit Florida Senate

Local school districts – and not the Florida Board of Education – would choose textbooks under legislation filed for the upcoming regular session.

About 30 states now use the local textbook-selection model. The measure would expand a law approved last year, which gives school districts the authority to review and select materials without state involvement. The districts would only have to certify that their choices complied with state standards.

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