Should Florida hit the pause button on testing?
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Should Florida hit the pause button on testing?

State Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, a Maitland Democrat and veteran teacher, weighed in on the Common Core controversy Thursday, calling for Florida to hit the pause button on testing while transitioning to the new benchmarks. “We don’t have to test that year,” Castor Dentel said. “We can pause.” State education officials must choose (or develop) new … Continue reading

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott orders state to withdraw from Common Core student test

Gov. Rick Scott today directed state education officials to withdraw from a testing system that would evaluate how Florida students perform under the new Common Core academic standards being adopted by 45 states. Scott sent a letter to State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand today that directed the board to withdraw from the testing consortium creating … Continue reading

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Contract: Section L – Teaching Facilities

  8. Classrooms c.  No persons other than school administrative/supervisory personnel shall be authorized to enter a classroom for the purpose of evaluating and/or observing a teacher without the consent of the principal and prior notification has been given to the teacher. d.  Each teacher may, at his/her option, submit to the principal his/her recommended … Continue reading

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Contract: Section D – Teaching Assignments and Duties

  16.  The Brevard Public Schools (BPS) electronic grading system shall be used in lieu of paper grade books.  The teacher of record will input grades and content weekly for parents to review.  At the teacher’s discretion, a monthly calendar is adequate in lieu of weekly content up-dates in the electronic system.  The grades should … Continue reading