|Scott requests English learner flexibility hearing|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is petitioning U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a hearing on Florida’s denied request for flexibility on testing students still learning English.
Florida was granted an extension from No Child Left Behind in August, but federal officials declined the state’s request regarding English language learner accountability.
The state asked that it be allowed to withhold Florida schools and teachers from accountability for English language learner achievement on state tests until after two years of instruction.
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