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Department of Education Approves Common Core Changes at Orlando Meeting (Florida) (02/18/14)

Officials with the Florida Department of Education officially adopted some changes to the Common Core State Standards during a State Board of Education meeting held on Feb. 18, and the changes will take effect in the 2014-15 school year. State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, "We made these standards stronger and they are in fact for Florida students." Stewart has proposed a plan to remove items that cause schools' grades to drop and take SAT scores and certain graduation rates out of the equation used to evaluate high schools. She said that she is still on track to make a decision regarding a new statewide testing assessment during March, an assessment that would replace the existing FCAT test.
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