education http://wlrn.org en Programs Offers Inner City Youths Professional Field Training http://wlrn.org/post/programs-offers-inner-city-youths-professional-field-training <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://urgentinc.org/drupal/?q=content/about-us" target="_blank">FACE</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a paid summer internship program for young adults, is wrapping up and showing off what its participants have been up to in the past six weeks.</span></p><p>The name of the program stands for film, arts, culture (and coding) and entrepreneurship. Participants choose an area of focus and pair up with industry professionals to develop and execute a project in that field.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:09 +0000 Wilson Sayre 36040 at http://wlrn.org Programs Offers Inner City Youths Professional Field Training Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers http://wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-wants-job-training-teacher-internships-develop-stem-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire.</span></p><p>He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton's Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready.</p><p>“I’ve got kids and even... grandkids – the jobs of the future are going to be science, technology, engineering and math-related," said Scott, a Republican. "So we need to do workforce training in those areas.”</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:19:56 +0000 John O'Connor 35921 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers What We Learned From A Year Watching Schools Prepare For Florida's New Standards http://wlrn.org/post/what-we-learned-year-watching-schools-prepare-floridas-new-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past year the Hechinger Report and StateImpact Florida</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;have taken you into two schools to hear what preparations for Florida’s new Common Core-based standards sound like. The standards outline what students should know in math and language arts. When classes start this fall every grade in every Florida public school will use them. But are schools ready?</span></p><p>Now, we share with you what we've learned along with the Hechinger Report's Jackie Mader.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:35:51 +0000 John O'Connor 35831 at http://wlrn.org What We Learned From A Year Watching Schools Prepare For Florida's New Standards Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College http://wlrn.org/post/students-react-closure-giant-profit-college-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a long reign as the fastest-growing and most problematic sector in higher education, for-profit colleges are on the ropes.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:21:09 +0000 John O'Connor 35661 at http://wlrn.org Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College Why Miami-Dade Might Start Some High School Classes Later In The Morning http://wlrn.org/post/why-miami-dade-might-start-some-high-school-classes-later-morning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blame science – and not your teenager – if they’re slow starters in the morning.</span></p><p>Teenagers just can't get eight hours of sleep if high schools starts much before 8 a.m.</p><p><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/people/faculty/Wahlstrom.asp">University of Minnesota researcher Kyla Wahlstrom</a> said that's because adolescents go through something called the sleep phase shift.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:02:21 +0000 John O'Connor 35508 at http://wlrn.org Why Miami-Dade Might Start Some High School Classes Later In The Morning Florida Students Talk About The State's Race-Based Education Standards http://wlrn.org/post/florida-students-talk-about-states-race-based-education-standards Students and civil rights activists are still asking Florida to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher standard.<p>It’s been a little more than a year since the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/05/14/activists-protest-floridas-race-based-education-goals/" target="_blank">filed a federal civil rights complaint</a> against the state’s race-based academic goals.<p>There have since been a number of protests by activists who oppose lower expectations for minorities.<p>But to understand how the race-base Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:28 +0000 Sammy Mack 35497 at http://wlrn.org Florida Students Talk About The State's Race-Based Education Standards More Schools Earn Failing Grades As Florida Prepares For Common Core Switch http://wlrn.org/post/more-schools-earn-failing-grades-florida-prepares-common-core-switch <div id="attachment_22381" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 277px;"><a class="fancybox" title="The Florida Department of Education has released 2014 school grades for Florida elementary and middle schools." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/07/7-11-LetterA.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-22381" alt="The Florida Department of Education has released 2014 school grades for Florida elementary and middle schools." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/07/7-11-LetterA-277x300.jpg" width="277" height="300" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credi Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:03 +0000 John O'Connor 35496 at http://wlrn.org More Schools Earn Failing Grades As Florida Prepares For Common Core Switch Former Florida Education Commissioner Settles Indiana Ethics Charges http://wlrn.org/post/former-florida-education-commissioner-settles-indiana-ethics-charges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett will pay a $5,000 fine as part of a proposed deal with Indiana ethics investigators, </span><a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/indiana/2014/07/09/tony-bennett-accepts-fine-ethics-settlement/12439041/" style="line-height: 1.5;">according to a copy of the agreement obtained by the Associated Press.</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:47:04 +0000 John O'Connor 35360 at http://wlrn.org Former Florida Education Commissioner Settles Indiana Ethics Charges How A Federal Program Will Help Florida Schools Go Wireless http://wlrn.org/post/how-federal-program-will-help-florida-schools-go-wireless <div id="full_story"><p>Curtis Lanoue teaches music in a trailer behind Oliver Hoover Elementary School in Miami. His colleagues have interactive smart boards in their classrooms.</p><p>Those are like 21st-Century chalk boards that can can plug into the school’s network -- and the Internet.<br /><br />But Lanoue doesn’t have a smartboard --- or the Internet -- in his portable classroom.<br /><br />“YouTube might not be the greatest thing to let a kid use unattended," he said, "but for the teacher to use it there’s a ton of resources on there.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:47:38 +0000 John O'Connor 35038 at http://wlrn.org How A Federal Program Will Help Florida Schools Go Wireless How Miami-Dade Schools' Superintendent Would Like To Spend $2.9 Billion http://wlrn.org/post/how-miami-dade-schools-superintendent-would-spend-29-billion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The public got a sneak peak of the proposed budget for Miami-Dade County Public Schools at its most recent budget workshop.</span></p><p>It’s not final yet, but the superintendent has sketched out a plan for the $2.9 billion budget.</p><p>You can hear more on where school leaders would like the money to go:</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And you can see the presentation from the meeting:</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:11:51 +0000 Sammy Mack 34983 at http://wlrn.org How Miami-Dade Schools' Superintendent Would Like To Spend $2.9 Billion How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-colleges-are-prepping-their-students-stem-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To keep up with the demand for STEM-related jobs, South Florida's universities are coming up with programs to help prepare their future graduates.</span></p><p>One of them is Discovery Though Distinction, a new effort at Florida Atlantic University to incorporate research in undergraduate programs.</p><p>The school is also planning to offer an accelerated master's degree that would take just five years.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:32:19 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34958 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs How Better Supervision Might Mean Better Principals In Broward County http://wlrn.org/post/how-better-supervision-might-mean-better-principals-broward-county <p><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.wallacefoundation.org/Pages/default.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wallace Foundation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes the people who supervise principals spend too much time making sure they follow rules and procedures -- and not enough time mentoring them.</span></p><p>So Wallace is launching a <a data-mce-="" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/06/24/broward-schools-win-grant-to-study-principal-supervision/">$30 million, five-year national experiment</a> to test whether students benefit from principals who get more coaching.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:06:02 +0000 John O'Connor 34744 at http://wlrn.org How Better Supervision Might Mean Better Principals In Broward County New Florida Education Laws Change Veteran Tuition, Grades For Schools http://wlrn.org/post/new-florida-education-laws-change-veteran-tuition-grades-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans will pay less to attend Florida colleges and universities starting Tuesday, one of a handful of laws taking effect at the start of a new budget year.</span></p><p>The Florida GI bill means any veteran living in the Sunshine State only has to pay in-state tuition. That tuition is typically one-third the cost of out-of-state rates.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:48:28 +0000 John O'Connor 34670 at http://wlrn.org New Florida Education Laws Change Veteran Tuition, Grades For Schools Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Is Taking Care Of Immigrants http://wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-says-florida-taking-care-immigrants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Rick Scott was in Overtown Thursday to highlight millions in the state budget to help children who were victims of human trafficking.</p><p>This year’s state budget will spend $6 million to hire more advocates to help children during court cases. Another $3 million will pay for safe houses and rehabilitation for child victims of trafficking.</p><p>Scott also used the opportunity to talk about a new law that allows some undocumented immigrants access to in-state college tuition.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:41:24 +0000 John O'Connor 34249 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Is Taking Care Of Immigrants FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates http://wlrn.org/post/fau-start-college-boot-camp-improve-graduation-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Atlantic University has struggled recently with low graduation rates.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To improve these numbers, the school is starting the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JumpStart</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;program, a college boot camp for students who might look like risky bets for graduating.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:50:49 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34061 at http://wlrn.org FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates