Fla. education board adopts temporary changes to school grading system

07/17/2013 | StateImpact

The Florida State Board of Education has approved temporary changes to the state's school grading system that are seen as a "safety net," allowing school grades to drop by no more than a single letter grade this year. Under the changes, which were proposed by Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, the grades of students attending special education centers also will not be factored into the grades of their "home" schools. Board members were divided in their opinions of the changes with some suggesting the grading system be overhauled.

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