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State investigates cyber-attack on school testing program

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The state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating cyber-attacks that caused several school districts to suspend standardized tests. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Education announced the investigation Monday, a week after school districts started reporting problems with the tests. Administrators were having problems logging into the testing system and some students were being logged out before completing tests. The Department of Education blamed the problems on software issues and thought the situation was resolved Tuesday,…

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Governor asked to suspend testing after glitches

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Several school districts on Tuesday suspended Florida’s new standardized tests for a second day, despite assurances that the problems had been fixed. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart asked districts early in the morning to resume using the online portal that middle-school and high-school students must use in order to log on and take the state’s annual standardized tests. Testing had been suspended a day earlier because of technological problems. Stewart blamed problems on “software issues” and told school superintendents the company…

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