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Governor: Common Core is out

Governor: Common Core is out

News Service of Florida    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new education standards on Friday, a year after he vowed to eliminate the “vestiges” of the controversial Common Core standards. “The new plan is done. It is going through the final editing process,” the governor said at a news conference in Naples. DeSantis did not make […]

Testing creates accountability in schools

Testing creates accountability in schools

Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack gives a simple answer in regards to his thoughts on the number of tests students take each year. “I believe without a doubt that students are over-tested,” Noack said. Noack has no problem with tests being done in the schools. He understands the purpose behind them. “As an educator […]

County school’s “A” grade streak broken

County school’s “A” grade streak broken

For the first time in 12 years, Santa Rosa County School District’s grade has dropped from an A to a B ranking for the 2015-2016 school year according to reports released Friday, July 15, by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). Santa Rosa joined the ranks of roughly 43 percent of school districts whose rank […]