education

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.

John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

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

Credit Florida Immigrant Coalition

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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StateImpact Florida
8:01 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Florida Had Second-Largest 2013 Education Funding Increase, Study Says

Florida had the second-largest increase in education spending this year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 1:17 pm

Florida had the second-largest increase in education spending this year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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College
8:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

How The College Essay Has Changed With The Digital Age

A lot rides on a college application essay. Admissions officers look for honest, true and thoughtful stories.

School just started, but already high school seniors are focused on college. With early admission deadlines looming, students are beginning a new rite of passage: conquering the college application and, with it, the dreaded college application essay.

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People
3:42 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Ignash To Move Into Top Universities Post

Jan Ignash
Credit flbog.edu

Described as a "seasoned academic leader,'' longtime higher-education official Jan Ignash was named Thursday as interim chancellor of Florida's state university system.

The system's Board of Governors approved the appointment with little discussion, as Chancellor Frank Brogan prepares to leave his post Sept. 30 to begin a similar job in Pennsylvania. 

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn't)

I Don't Know: Admitting Ignorance (Except When You Shouldn't)
www.leahhagercohen.com

09/12/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with the notion that it’s OK to say “I Don’t Know.”   Is it human nature to pretend we do even when we don’t?  Parents seldom want kids to know they don’t have an answer:  “Daddy, why is the sky blue?”  Perhaps politicians would be better off to admit they don’t know either.

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StateImpact Florida
2:39 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

A Q & A With House Speaker Will Weatherford

House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Republican, takes questions from the Suncoast Tiger Bay civic club.

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 4:16 pm

House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Republican, takes questions from the Suncoast Tiger Bay civic club.

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StateImpact Florida
2:46 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Classroom Contemplations: Why One Teacher Left The Classroom To Work With Death Row Inmates

A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching.

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 10:35 am

A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching.

Kendra Martinez / Flickr

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StateImpact Florida
1:01 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Indiana Report Finds Bennett's Grade Changes Were 'Plausible'

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 12:10 pm

An Indiana report has found that school grading formula changes former Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett made in 2012 while the elected superintendent of Hoosier State schools were “plausible” and “consistently applied” to all schools.

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School Health
8:22 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Miami School Health Clinics Are Re-Imagining The Role Of The School Nurse

The school-based health clinic at North Miami Beach Senior High School is a full-service clinic.
Credit Sammy Mack / StateImpact Florida

It’s a Wednesday morning and the waiting room is already starting to fill up at the North Miami Beach Senior High School clinic.

“Go ahead and have a seat.”

A 16-year-old girl with an enormous red bow pinned above her ear approaches the appointment window. A beveled glass pane slides open. The woman behind the desk doesn’t ask for insurance information; she asks to see a hall pass.

The teenager with the red bow takes her place in a waiting room chair next to classmates who, between hushed exchanges of gossip, occasionally erupt in giggles.

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