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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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The Florida Roundup
9:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Common Core Town Halls Bring Out 'Obama-Ed' Critics

In public forums on Common Core this week, the education standards were labeled things like “Obama-Ed” and “Communist Core.” We’ll dissect the biggest misconceptions and look at why the standards are prompting such vitriol.

Sunrise police bring an end to their strategy of luring cocaine dealers to the city and then busting them after a Sun-Sentinel newspaper investigation. But there have been only a few reprimands from city leaders. 

And a poisonous park in Coconut Grove exposes Miami’s neglect of other contaminated parks.

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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

10-16 CheckMark

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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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StateImpact Florida
10:28 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Ten Posts Explaining Florida's Debate Over Common Core Education Standards

Looking for background on the debate about Common Core State Standards? Read on.

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 9:26 am

Looking for background on the debate about Common Core State Standards? Read on.

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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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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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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.

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The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos.

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The Florida Roundup
9:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

The Florida Roundup: Obamacare, Common Core And Capriles

 

Florida led the fight against Obamacare, but open enrollment for new health insurance exchanges begins next week in Florida.  

But with the federal government running the exchanges, have Florida leaders divorced themselves from the national health plan?

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StateImpact Florida
11:42 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Gov. Scott's Education Summit Participants Objected To Scott Targeting PARCC

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 8:24 am

Gov. Rick Scott has asked that Florida give up its duties managing PARCC's money.

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StateImpact Florida
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Gov. Scott Wants Another State To Manage PARCC's Money

Gov. Rick Scott wants Florida to sever financial ties with the PARCC assessment

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 8:13 am

Florida is backing out of its role as a leader on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment.

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Common Core
6:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Gov. Scott Moves Toward Pulling Out Of Test Partnership

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Florida appears ready to exit a multistate effort to develop new tests to measure student learning, abandoning the initiative amid conservative activists' concerns that it represents federal overreach into the state's education system.

Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Monday ordering the state to end its role in helping handle the financial affairs of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

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Academic Standards
8:13 am
Mon September 23, 2013

In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated

The Common Core Standards establish academic expectations across states in math and English language arts.
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Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 2:51 pm

Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, the first-ever national academic standards for students. But opposition is growing, and some lawmakers are having second thoughts about their states' support.

Meanwhile, proponents of the standards are still struggling to explain the initiative to parents, many of whom say they've never even heard of Common Core.

Looking For Direction

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