Corcoran credited Florida’s improving education system with accountability and school competition while in Sarasota on Wednesday

While in Sarasota Wednesday, Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran touted the news he announced the day prior: Florida was again ranked 4th in the nation for K-12 student achievement, according to Education Week’s Quality Counts 2019 report.

Corcoran spoke at a Meet a Minds Luncheon at Michael’s on East, hosted by the Argus Foundation.

“We’re only one of eight states in the last basically decade, who has had massive closure of the achievement gap between non-white and white kids, massive closure, including the kids with disabilities,” Corcoran said.

The commissioner credited an increase in Florida’s accountability measures.

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