Education reform in Florida
by, 26-Mar-2010 at 01:31 (554 Views)
High school graduation requirements would be increased under a bill that has cleared the Florida Senate.
The chamber voted 36-1 for the bill (SB 4) that also would do away with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, for high school math and science and replace it with end-of-course
The measure next goes to the House where a similar bill (HB 7053) has one more committee hearing left before it can go to the floor.
The legislation would add geometry, algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics to the list of courses needed to graduate.
The requirements would be phased in from this fall through the 2014-15 school year for entering freshmen.