Nearly 98 percent of Florida teachers earned a top rating, according to initial statewide teacher evaluation data released Tuesday, a slight increase over last year's results.
About one-third of teachers earned the top rating of "highly effective," up from 23 percent of teachers last year. About 66 percent were rated "effective," the largest category this year.
Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 1:34 pm
Florida is working toward full implementation of Common Core State Standards by the 2014-15 school year.
The standards set benchmarks for each grade level. And instead of learning a little bit about a lot of things, students will be expected to absorb a lot of information about fewer subjects.
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett says Florida’s transition to Common Core is on schedule.
Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 1:11 pm
The Florida Education Association and National Education Association filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s teacher evaluation system.
The system was created under a law passed in 2011 known as Senate Bill 736.
Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Florida’s Senate President says the state’s teacher evaluation system is confusing and should be reworked so teacher ratings more closely match those of the schools they work in.