From our friends at @FundEducationFL: "Today, the Florida Board of Ed voted to accept the federal ESEA waiver but softened their proposal to change the school grading system thanks to public outcry. 'It's a move in the right direction,' said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who had requested many of the changes. 'In the process we moved to a more reasonable policy that serves all students.' Thanks for all of your emails to the board members!!"
Education board softens revamp of school grade system – Tampa Bay Times
TALLAHASSEE — The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved plans to revamp the school grading formula — but with significant changes to the original proposal, which had unleashed a barrage of criticism from parents, teachers, superintendents and business leaders last week.