Local http://news.wgcu.org en Florida Demcorats At Odds Over Standardized Tests http://news.wgcu.org/post/florida-demcorats-odds-over-standardized-tests <p>This summer there's been a big push by the nation's powerful teacher unions to completely revamp the nation's standardized tests mandated under No Child Left Behind and then revamped with the White House’s new Common Core standards.</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:00:34 +0000 WLRN 18401 at http://news.wgcu.org Florida Demcorats At Odds Over Standardized Tests Nan Rich Pledges For Crist, Warns Scott Will Be Tough To Beat http://news.wgcu.org/post/nan-rich-pledges-crist-warns-scott-will-be-tough-beat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic nominee for governor Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stumped the state on Thursday with his former rival Nan Rich and other winners and losers from Tuesday's primary ballot. It was the traditional show of post-primary unity before the launch of the general election campaign.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:06:20 +0000 WLRN 18399 at http://news.wgcu.org Nan Rich Pledges For Crist, Warns Scott Will Be Tough To Beat State Action Still Unclear Following Lee County's State-Testing Opt-Out [Updated] http://news.wgcu.org/post/state-action-still-unclear-following-lee-countys-state-testing-opt-out-updated <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are still a lot of unknowns following Lee County’s historic decision on Wednesday to opt out of state-mandated testing.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:32:35 +0000 Ashley Lopez 18388 at http://news.wgcu.org State Action Still Unclear Following Lee County's State-Testing Opt-Out [Updated] Lee County School Board Makes History, Opts Out Of State Testing http://news.wgcu.org/post/lee-county-school-board-makes-history-opts-out-state-testing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lee County made history Wednesday night when school board members voted to opt out of statewide testing effective immediately.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:06:43 +0000 Ashley Lopez 18381 at http://news.wgcu.org Lee County School Board Makes History, Opts Out Of State Testing Tropics Remain Active, but No Threat to the U.S. http://news.wgcu.org/post/tropics-remain-active-no-threat-us <p>There are several areas to watch for in the tropics in the wake of Hurricane Cristobal. The closest disturbance to Florida is located in the western Gulf of Mexico. It is gradually strengthening, but is not expected to move toward Florida. As it nears the Lesser Antilles, Invest 97 continues to appear disorganized and weak. The system is forecast to move west into the Caribbean this weekend, where it is given a low chance of formation in the next 5 days. Farther out in the Atlantic, a stronger tropical wave has a medium chance of developing this weekend as it moves off the west coast of Africa. None of these tropical waves pose an immediate threat to Florida in the next five days.</p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:36:45 +0000 Jeff Huffman 18377 at http://news.wgcu.org Tropics Remain Active, but No Threat to the U.S.