Science takes priority

New science lab opens at Hallmark Elementary

Science slid from the back burner to the front Friday at Hallmark Elementary School as students, faculty and volunteers gathered for the grand opening of a new science lab.

Principal Shereé Cagle said the idea to create a lab came after the school’s poor showing on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

“Last year, only 3 percent of our students passed the science portion of the FCAT,” Cagle said. “The scores didn’t count against us then, but this year, they do. We had to get on the ball.”

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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