Florida Passes Education Plan With Lower Standards For Black Students

TALLAHASSE – Last week Florida’s State Board of Education a new five-year strategic plan that envisions minority students narrowing but not fully closing their achievement gap with white students. The strategic plan sets a goal for Black students to increase their at-grade or above reading scores from 38 to 74 percent in the 2017-18 school […]

Test: Most Students Not Proficient In Writing

WASHINGTON – Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word-processing tools, according to results of a national exam released Friday. Twenty-seven percent of students at each grade level were able to write essays that were well […]