Florida Ed Leaders Worry Schools Won't Be Ready for New Standards

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Florida schools are scrambling to be ready for new Common Core academic standards — and the new computer-based tests that go with them — by 2015.

At their meeting Monday in Orlando, some members of the State Board of Education questioned if schools had made enough progress training teachers on the language arts and math standards and on preparing for a new batch of online tests.

"It's now February. We have be ready to roll the next calendar year," said board member Kathleen Shanahan.

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