Florida Standards Assessment

Governor Scott Hits Common Core With Education Bills

May 13, 2014
Meredyth Hope Hall / The Office of Governor Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Monday he had signed a trio of bills aimed at allaying fears about the state's version of the Common Core education standards — even though Scott apparently didn't have one of the bills when the signing was announced.

Scott also signed another education bill dealing with school grades.

According to Scott's office, the three Common Core-related measures he signed Monday included:

This week Florida students are taking FCAT math, reading and writing exams for the final time.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

This time next year, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test will be a distant memory and Florida students will sit down to an all-new assessment. But local school officials want more time to get ready.

PHOTO BY NORM ROBBIE (FLICKR) / ILLUSTRATION BY SAMMY MACK

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is dying, say Florida education officials. By this time next year, the FCAT will be replaced with a new, Common Core-aligned assessment.

Charter schools, the Jacksonville Riverwalk, and Common Core are in the headlines today.

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States across the country are taking a second look at shared K-12 math and English standards known as Common Core.

Flagler College, Mayor Alvin Brown, and the Florida Standards are in the headlines today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., obesity, and "Florida Standards" are in the headlines today.

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