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SENATE PANEL FAVORS PROPOSAL TO CHANGE HOW FLORIDA USES SCHOOL TESTS

From Tampa Bay Times

By Jeffrey S. Solochek  March 2, 2021

An effort to spare Florida students, teachers and schools from the more punitive consequences of the state testing accountability system received bipartisan support from state senators on the first day of the 2021 legislative session. READ MORE

 

‘BRUTAL FACTS’: RICHARD CORCORAN TELLS TEACHERS STATE TESTING IS NECESSARY GAUGE

From Florida Politics
By Haley Brown March 8, 2021

Teachers worry students have fallen behind.
Sen. Shervin Jones hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and teachers from across the state to discuss education during the pandemic.
Teachers submitted questions for the Education Commissioner in advance and Jones’ office compiled the list.
The conversation focused primarily on K-12 education. READ MORE

 

RESEARCHERS FIND CHARTER SCHOOLS MORE COST EFFECTIVE ACROSS SEVEN U.S. CITIES

From University of Arkansas News
Feb. 24, 2021

Charter schools proved more cost effective and yielded a greater return on investment than traditional public schools in seven cities, according to a new report by a research team based at the University of Arkansas. READ MORE

 

REPORT: FLORIDA RANKS SECOND IN NATION FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING PERFORMANCE

From wtxl.com
By: WTXL Digital Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The State of Florida is now the second in the nation when it comes to successful Advanced Placement performance, according to 2020 data from the College Board. READ MORE

 

CHARTER SCHOOLS’ EFFECTIVENESS, MECHANISMS, AND COMPETITIVE INFLUENCE

From NBER/National Bureau of Economic Research
Sarah R. Cohodes & Katharine S. Parham
February 2021

This paper reviews the research on the impacts of charter school attendance on students’ academic and other outcomes, the mechanisms behind those effects, and the influence of charter schools on nearby traditional public schools, almost three decades after the first charter school was established. READ MORE

 
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