Education

StateImpact Florida
5:14 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges

Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry campus.

Originally published on Mon October 28, 2013 11:33 am

Khadejah Gilbert found out she wasn’t quite ready for higher education when she enrolled in Hillsborough Community College.

She's one of many students who had to take brush up in basic subjects before starting her associate of arts degree in liberal arts.

The classes cost money, but don’t come with any credit

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StateImpact Florida
4:52 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Read Florida's New Law Making Remedial College Courses Voluntary

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 3:40 pm

Students in a remedial class at Miami-Dade College.

Sarah Gonzalez / StateImpact Florida

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Technology
5:57 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

A School's iPad Initiative Brings Optimism And Skepticism

Students at Coachella Valley Unified School District use iPads during a lesson. The district's superintendent is promoting the tablet initiative as a way to individualize learning.
Coachella Valley Unified School District

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 7:55 pm

A growing number of school districts across America are trying to weave tablet computers, like the iPad, into the classroom fabric, especially as a tool to help implement the new Common Core state standards for math and reading.

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StateImpact Florida
2:49 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

What’s In A Name? Florida Board Of Education Wrestles With What To Call “Common Core”

The Florida State Board of Education meeting took a turn for the theatrical on Tuesday.
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 In all the attention surrounding the Common Core hearings Florida is holding this week, it would have been easy to miss a curious exchange at Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting.

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StateImpact Florida
2:44 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

To Thwack Or Not To Thwack; Corporal Punishment Is Not Just Florida’s Dilemma

Corporal punishment, like paddling, is allowed in schools in 19 states.
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Florida is on a shrinking list of states that still allow corporal punishment in schools.

Education Week’s Alyssa Morones looked at how states are grappling with corporal punishment:

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StateImpact Florida
12:29 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Florida Students Above Average On International Math And Science Tests, Still Trail Top Countries

Florida students beat international averages on a math and science test, but still trail top-performing countries.

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 11:43 am

Florida students beat international averages on a math and science test, but still trail top-performing countries.

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Athletics
9:01 am
Wed October 23, 2013

UM President Shalala Lauded For Handling Of NCAA Investigation

University of Miami president Donna Shalala smiles during the second half of the game between the Virginia Cavaliers against the Miami Hurricanes at BankUnited Center in Miami on Feb. 19.
Credit David Santiago / EL NUEVO HERALD

She stands barely five feet tall, but she tackled healthcare and welfare as a member of President Bill Clinton’s cabinet. She played second base for the West Boulevard Annie Oakleys as a kid in Cleveland in the 1950s. She lived in a mud hut and coached soccer in Iran while serving in the Peace Corps in the 1960s.

It should come as no surprise, then, that University of Miami President Donna Shalala — a power-broker they call “Boom Boom” — was unafraid to take on the NCAA over the Nevin Shapiro booster investigation.

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StateImpact Florida
3:24 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Why States Are Creating A Common Definition For English Language Learners

The U.S. Department of Education is prodding states to adopt a common definition for who is an English language learner.

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 11:53 am

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StateImpact Florida
11:27 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Commonwealth of Common Core: What Florida Can Learn From Kentucky

Kentucky is the nation's trailblazer for Common Core math, literacy and English standards.

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Kentucky is the nation's trailblazer for Common Core math, literacy and English standards.

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Community Contributor
6:30 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Why America Lags The World In Education, Workforce Training

Credit College Board

The American education system seems to be in perpetual crisis. Despite nearly 15 years of education reform – and the introduction of an array of tests, curriculum, and new measures of student learning – students are not any better prepared to succeed in college or the workforce.

And the bad news just keeps coming.  

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StateImpact Florida
7:08 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Florida Teachers Caught In The Middle Of Testing Dispute

Nichole Dino and Alexandria Martin, both English teachers at Miami's Carol City Senior High School, say they like Common Core's emphasis on critical thinking. But they hope the new tests won't be biased against low-income students.

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 12:16 pm

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StateImpact Florida
10:22 am
Thu October 17, 2013

How Florida Reading Lists Are Changing For New Common Standards

Chris Kirchner, a veteran English teacher at Miami's Coral Reef Senior High School, supports the Common Core in theory, but worries teachers won't have enough support and time to adjust to the new standards.

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 1:25 pm

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StateImpact Florida
10:19 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Fact-Checking Tuesday's Common Core Forum

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 7:09 pm

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StateImpact Florida
12:12 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Join Us Tonight For A Conversation About Common Core

Join the conversation tonight.
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Tonight marks the second of three Common Core hearings Florida is holding in an effort to get feedback from parents and communities about the state’s new education standards.

Whether or not you can make it to Davie tonight, we want you to be part of the conversation.

StateImpact Florida is teaming up with our partners at WLRN-Miami Herald News and Florida International University’s journalism program to cover the event.

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StateImpact Florida
7:36 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa

Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. She said standards developed with support from private groups is education without representation.

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:31 pm

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