Passover conflict leads South Florida schools to rearrange testing dates
South Florida's public schools are rearranging their FCAT schedules to address concerns that the start of high-stakes testing coincides with the beginning of the holy Jewish holiday of Passover.
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Tuesday agreed to cancel testing on the first full day of Passover. Broward County had already pushed testing back one week, even though it puts schools and administrators on a tight time-line to issue and finish testing.
“We do have a significant Jewish population and to avoid conflicts with the students and teachers that are Jewish that... read more
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