JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida education officials are releasing annual school grades that are expected to show a drop in the number of top-ranked schools in the state.
The Department of Education on Wednesday is announcing annual school grades for elementary, middle and combination schools. School grades for high schools will be released later.
Under a system first launched by former Gov. Jeb Bush the state hands out A-to-F grades that are used to reward top schools and sanction those that get failing marks.
Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson earlier this month warned parents that the school grades would drop this year because recent changes to the state's grading system had impacted the results.
The State Board of Education back in May voted not to let any school drop more than one letter grade.
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