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Florida school grades fall sharply

10:30 AM, Jul 26, 2013   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The number of top-rated schools in Florida is falling sharply.

Department of Education: Florida School Grades

The Department of Education on Friday released new A to F grades for many of the state's public schools.

The grades showed that the number of A-rated schools fell nearly 39 percent this year, while the number of F-rated schools more than doubled.

However, Orange County schools outpaced Florida schools overall in the percentage of A and B schools.

The number of F-rated schools could have been much higher. Earlier this month, the State Board of Education voted by a 4-3 margin to tweak the formula that allowed as many as 150 schools to avoid getting an F grade.

The decision to change the grading standards was done over the protest of some officials who said the move would confuse parents and mask the true performance of many schools.

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