education

StateImpact Florida
5:03 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Average Florida Graduate Isn't Ready For College, According to SAT Results

The average Florida graduate isn't ready for college-level work, according to SAT results.

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 3:36 pm

The average Florida graduate isn't ready for college-level work, according to SAT results.

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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
10:53 am
Thu September 26, 2013

The Pros And Cons Of Appointing Florida's Schools Chief

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 2:27 pm

Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor.

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Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor.

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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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StateImpact Florida
7:39 am
Fri September 20, 2013

How Much New Common Core Tests Could Cost — And, Maybe, Save — Florida

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 2:10 pm

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StateImpact Florida
3:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Senate Education Chairman Wants Questions And Comments About Common Standards

Sen. John Legg is asking Floridians to read the Common Core standards and send him questions or suggestions.

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:43 am

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

A Key To America’s Prosperity: Parents

Dr. Jack C. Westman
www.jackwestman.com

09/18/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents looks at parental influences on kids and their educational experience.  There are frequent urgings to increase budgets and hire skilled teachers to motivate school-kids . . . but plans seldom mention the importance of parents.  We’ll speak with University of Wisconsin professor-emeritus Dr.

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StateImpact Florida
5:34 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

State Board Picks Pam Stewart As Education Commissioner

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:44 am

New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

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New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

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Immigration
5:33 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Florida College Presidents To Congress: Pass Immigration Reform

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Florida college and university presidents are calling on Congress to pass immigration reform this year, saying it would be better for the state's economy if foreign students could stay after graduation, instead of being forced to take their diplomas and leave.

The "brain drain" of U.S.-educated foreign students is worrying economic and education leaders who say the students soon become competitors.

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Politics
1:33 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

A Scott, Bush Split On State Board Of Education

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 1:37 pm

Gov. Rick Scott's leadership was criticized by State Board of Education members with ties to former Gov.</body></html>
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StateImpact Florida
8:10 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Opposition To Florida Education Standards Growing As Lawmakers Return To Capitol

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 3:08 pm

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StateImpact Florida
8:08 am
Tue September 17, 2013

What's In The Florida Department of Education's Budget Request

The Florida Department of Education's requested budget would increase per-student funding and money for technology.

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 12:05 pm

The Florida Department of Education's requested budget would increase per-student funding and money for technology.

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