Scott signs bill tying student spending to performance to FCAT testing

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Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that tying per-student spending by the state to performance on high stakes tests such as the FCAT. Under the measure (HB 7059), if a student doesn’t pass the test in a certain subject, the school wouldn’t get funding for that student taking the course. The bill would also require districts to craft policies dealing with early graduation.

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