schools http://wlrn.org en Lawmakers Ban Biometric Data Collection In Florida Schools http://wlrn.org/post/lawmakers-ban-biometric-data-collection-florida-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schools won’t be able to collect the fingerprints or other biometric information of students under </span><a href="https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/0188" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a bill approved by the Florida Legislature</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The new requirement is part of a broad package designed to protect kids’ privacy.</p><p>When lawmakers in Tallahassee talk about biometrics, they’re talking about hands and eyes being scanned or fingerprints being collected.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:13:46 +0000 Gina Jordan 30886 at http://wlrn.org Lawmakers Ban Biometric Data Collection In Florida Schools Miami-Dade Students Aren't Eating Their Free Breakfasts http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-students-arent-eating-their-free-breakfasts <p>For years, public schools have offered free breakfast and lunch to kids from low-income families. But a <a href="http://www.flimpact.org/fsbp/resources/2014-SchoolBreakfastParticipation-SY1213.pdf"><strong>new study</strong></a> says only a fraction of those who get their free lunch are eating their free breakfast. In Miami-Dade County, for every 100 students who get free lunch, only 41 are taking advantage of the morning meal.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Wilson Sayre 28726 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Students Aren't Eating Their Free Breakfasts Entrepeneur Brings Tech Education To Minority Students http://wlrn.org/post/entrepeneur-brings-tech-education-minority-students <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Felecia Hatcher is on a mission. She wants to bridge the tech education gap in Florida's schools and give underserved students the chance to become web-based entrepreneurs. She</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;started the program <a href="http://codefevermiami.com" target="_blank">Code Fever</a> last year to reach that goal.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:22:42 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 26627 at http://wlrn.org Entrepeneur Brings Tech Education To Minority Students Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa http://wlrn.org/post/supporters-opponents-floridas-common-education-standards-have-their-say-tampa <div id="attachment_20384" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. She said standards developed with support from private groups is education without representation." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-15_CoreHearingMiller.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20384" alt="Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:36:51 +0000 22205 at http://wlrn.org Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools http://wlrn.org/post/map-how-full-time-support-staff-jobs-have-changed-your-county-schools <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; ">A </span>StateImpact<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; "> 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&rsquo;t come back: the support staff.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:17:43 +0000 Sammy Mack 21887 at http://wlrn.org Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools The Pros And Cons Of Appointing Florida's Schools Chief http://wlrn.org/post/pros-and-cons-appointing-floridas-schools-chief <div id="attachment_20183" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 165px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-23-BettyCastor.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-full wp-image-20183" alt="Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-23-BettyCastor.jpg" width="165" height="205" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Wikipedia<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor.<p></div><p>For our story Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:53:18 +0000 John O'Connor 21213 at http://wlrn.org Classroom Contemplations: Why One Teacher Left The Classroom To Work With Death Row Inmates http://wlrn.org/post/classroom-contemplations-why-one-teacher-left-classroom-work-death-row-inmates <div id="attachment_20100" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-10_TeacherStress.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20100" alt="A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-10_TeacherStress-300x199.jpg" width="300" height="199" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Kendra Martinez / Flickr<p>< Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:46:56 +0000 Jeremy Glazer 20378 at http://wlrn.org Classroom Contemplations: Why One Teacher Left The Classroom To Work With Death Row Inmates What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit http://wlrn.org/post/what-we-learned-gov-scotts-education-summit <div id="attachment_20030" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-3-GaryChartrand.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20030" alt="State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-3-GaryChartrand-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">John O&#39;Connor Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:51:44 +0000 John O'Connor 20062 at http://wlrn.org What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit PARCC Multi-State Test Still An Option For Many At Education Summit http://wlrn.org/post/parcc-multi-state-test-still-option-many-education-summit <div id="attachment_19997" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Florida's relationship with PARCC is still up in the air." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/08/8-28-ItsComplicated.png" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-19997" alt="Florida's relationship with PARCC is still up in the air." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/08/8-28-ItsComplicated-300x140.png" width="300" height="140" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">singleblackmale.org<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Florida&#39;s relationship with PARCC is Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:23:45 +0000 19801 at http://wlrn.org PARCC Multi-State Test Still An Option For Many At Education Summit What's The Goal For Gov. Scott's Education Summit? http://wlrn.org/post/whats-goal-gov-scotts-education-summit <div id="attachment_16313" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/01/1-25-PamStewart.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-16313" alt="Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/01/1-25-PamStewart-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">John O&#39;Connor / StateImpact Florida<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.<p></div><p>Wh Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:40:24 +0000 19678 at http://wlrn.org Three-Day Education Summit Underway In Clearwater http://wlrn.org/post/three-day-education-summit-underway-clearwater <div id="attachment_19982" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho introduces himself at Gov. Rick Scott's education summit." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/08/8-26_CarvahloSummit.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-19982" alt="Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho introduces himself at Gov. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:44:24 +0000 John O'Connor 19660 at http://wlrn.org Three-Day Education Summit Underway In Clearwater Governor's Education Summit Opens In Clearwater http://wlrn.org/post/governors-education-summit-opens-clearwater <p>Educators, business leaders and advocates gathered Monday in Clearwater for a three-day education summit called by Gov. Rick Scott --- but the first day in some ways served to highlight differences between those involved in public schools as the system enters a critical period.</p><p>In an early example of the disagreements that could affect the meeting, Joanne McCall, vice president of the Florida Education Association, highlighted teacher concerns with the state's accountability system, now under siege from several sources.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:08:01 +0000 News Service Of Florida 19637 at http://wlrn.org Governor's Education Summit Opens In Clearwater What's Behind The Turnaround At Miami Public Schools? http://wlrn.org/post/whats-behind-turnaround-miami-public-schools Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>For years, Miami-Dade County Public Schools faced problems common to many urban schools: low attendance, high dropout rates, poor grades. But since 2008, Alberto Carvalho has been in charge of the nation's fourth largest school district, and there've been some noticeable improvements in Miami schools. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:35:38 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 19334 at http://wlrn.org As Teachers Know, School Is A Home Away From Home http://wlrn.org/post/teachers-know-school-home-away-home <p></p><p>My kids are off to college. It is a bittersweet moment. I am – of course – incredibly proud of them. I’m excited for all of the experiences and opportunities that lay before them; but I am also sad, and a little worried, because they will be on their own and so far away from home.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Neyda Borges 19000 at http://wlrn.org As Teachers Know, School Is A Home Away From Home New York Scores Drop On Test Tied To Common Education Standards http://wlrn.org/post/new-york-scores-drop-test-tied-common-education-standards Educators say the percentage of students meeting state goals on Florida&#8217;s math and reading tests will decline after the state switches to <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/common-core/">new standards known as Common Core.</a><p>How bad will it be? Check out the test results released today in New York.<p>Just 31 percent of New York students in third through eighth grades were proficient on the new math and reading exam. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:24:41 +0000 John O'Connor 18712 at http://wlrn.org