TALLAHASSEE -- State education leaders and at least some school superintendents are congratulating themselves after the latest batch of grades for schools and school grades.
The Florida Department of Education calls it a monumental improvement... with 36 percent of schools earning A grades, compared with 31 percent a year ago. A and B schools make up 63 percent of the total compared with a year ago. The Education Department broke out numbers for charter schools, saying 51 percent made an A this year... compared with 32 percent of traditional public schools. 24 out of 67 school districts earned A grades.
Education Secretary Richard Corcoran: “Education is the means by which we free children from the shackles of ignorance. A community has a right to have key insights into its schools and school grades...We are pleased to share this spectacular news and to reiterate our commitment to ensuring Florida has the #1 education system in the nation.”
Here are some grades from the state's major districts:
Palm Beach: A
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