Top Stories in Literacy: March 19

Top Stories in LiteracyCharter school backers find little support for proposals
The charter school lobby came to Tallahassee with an ambitious agenda: Win a share of school districts’ construction dollars; Create a separate high school sports association; Empower parents to demand charter-school conversions. But they fell short on almost all counts.

State budget basses with First Coast feeling pros and cons
Mixed within the state’s $70 billion budget, approved late Friday, is a host of goodies for Northeast Florida. The budget provision with the most buzz has been a $1.1 billion statewide boost for public education.

PHCC sees fewer adults seeking GED
This academic year, 400 students are enrolled in PHCC’s Adult Basic Education courses for those tested as performing below the ninth-grade standard. That’s a decrease of 170 students, or a 30 percent decrease compared with the 570 who were enrolled in 2010-11.

GED Assessment has new chapter available
Chapter 3, the final chapter,  focuses on the content passage specifications and selection criteria as well as the scoring of extended response items (writing tasks) on literacy and social studies making The Assessment Guide for Educators a comprehensive and definitive source.


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