This week, a Florida teen committed suicide on the campus of her Orlando High School. In a post-Parkland work, tragedies like this reinforce the need for mental health professionals in our school. But Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone discovers a test is forcing some school social workers out.

In our two-year long quest to understand why Florida’s teacher licensing exam has resulted in so many repeat failures, we recently found Julie Grace.

Grace is a college educated, master’s degree-holder who recently lost her job at a Florida middle school because she couldn’t pass the state’s General Knowledge math test. The test is one of four must-pass teacher tests for anyone who wants to teach in a public Florida classroom.


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