Education

StateImpact Florida
11:39 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Update: Shaky Start To $10,000 College Degree Programs In Florida

College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs.

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 10:17 am

College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs.

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StateImpact Florida
10:48 am
Mon October 14, 2013

What To Expect At This Week's Hearings On Florida's Common Education Standards

A sign from a California protest against Common Core State Standards.

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 10:40 am

A sign from a California protest against Common Core State Standards.

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StateImpact Florida
6:20 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Shutdown Roundup: How The Budget Drama Could Impact Students And Schools In Florida

Schools and students in Florida are in trouble if the money runs out.

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Schools and students in Florida are in trouble if the money runs out.

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StateImpact Florida
10:17 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Influential Common Core Supporters Won't Be At Florida Hearings Next Week

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 3:39 pm

Hearings on Common Core State Standards are scheduled for next week.

Screenshot / Common Core State Standards

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Reading
7:34 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Catcher In The Fry? McDonald's Happy Meals With A Side Of Books

SerrNovik iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 5:12 pm

Fast-food giant McDonald's is set to become a publishing giant as well — at least temporarily. For two weeks next month, McDonald's says it will oust the toys that usually come in its Happy Meals and replace them with books it has published itself.

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StateImpact Florida
8:17 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools

There are fewer custodians and support staff in Florida public schools than there were in 2007.
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A StateImpact Florida analysis of jobs in Florida public schools shows that while full-time staffing is almost back to pre-recession levels, one group of employees hasn’t come back: the support staff.

Since the recession began, Florida’s public school budgets have been hit with more than $2 billion dollars in cuts from state and federal funding, decreased property tax revenue and sequestration.

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StateImpact Florida
7:57 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Florida Universities Cashing In On New Legislative Funding Sources

The University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida earned the highest scores on a new performance funding formula.

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 2:59 pm

The University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida earned the highest scores on a new performance funding formula.
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StateImpact Florida
8:42 am
Wed October 9, 2013

New Technology Making It Harder For Florida Schools To Track Bullying

A new Florida law asks schools to crack down on online bullying.

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 2:57 pm

A new Florida law asks schools to crack down on online bullying.

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StateImpact Florida
7:57 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Why Common Core Could Mean Less Tinkering With Florida Schools

Education has been a tinker toy for Florida leaders, Scott Maxwell writes.

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 1:42 pm

Education has been a tinker toy for Florida leaders, Scott Maxwell writes.

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Education
7:00 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Q&A With Paul Krugman: How Illiteracy In Economics Impacts U.S. Politics

Prof. Paul Krugman
Credit Tom Hudson

Since 2008, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Princeton University professor Paul Krugman has been a loud and consistent voice calling for more government stimulus to help the American economy recover from the Great Recession, induced to a large extent by the financial implosion on Wall Street.

RELATED: The Sunshine Economy: Public Debt

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StateImpact Florida
6:28 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Jacksonville Discusses Changing KKK-Affiliated Name Of School

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 1:11 pm

Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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StateImpact Florida
8:12 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Common Core Hearings Scheduled For Tampa, Davie And Tallahassee

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 5:51 pm

Florida Parents Against Common Core protested a national meeting discussing the standards in Orlando last month.

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StateImpact Florida
11:17 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Florida Education Department Puts Daily Common Core Tweets On Hold

The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos.

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 10:09 am

The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos.

tveskov / Flickr

The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos.

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StateImpact Florida
1:29 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Not Just Florida's Problem: New York City Charter Schools Have Fewer Children With Disabilities

Students with disabilities are less likely to be students at charter schools.

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 3:22 pm

Students with disabilities are less likely to be students at charter schools.

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Volunteerism
11:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

How Broward Teens Make Hospital Stays Less Confusing For Seniors

Volunteer Madison Herin hopes to become a doctor one day.
Marva Hinton

This summer Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale expanded a volunteer program that brings teenagers and older patients together.

It’s designed to help the patients avoid delirium,  a common condition that can make hospital stays unpleasant and even frightening.

During a typical day for  volunteers in the Tender Loving Care-Advanced program, they fan out into patient rooms bringing cards, magazines, dice, books and newspapers.

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