education

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
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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)
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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.

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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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StateImpact Florida
4:16 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Will New Common Standards Mean Less Teaching To The Test?

Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 3:51 pm

Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?

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StateImpact Florida
10:08 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Education Department Now Tweeting A Standard Of The Day

The Florida Department of Education is tweeting out a Common Core State Standard each day.

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 2:31 pm

The Florida Department of Education is tweeting out a Common Core State Standard each day.

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StateImpact Florida
7:51 am
Wed September 4, 2013

What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit

State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit.

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 12:31 pm

State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit.

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Teaching
11:05 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Classroom Contemplations: Teacher Left Because "It Was Hard To Hone My Craft"

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 10:17 am

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StateImpact Florida
11:23 am
Thu August 29, 2013

PARCC Multi-State Test Still An Option For Many At Education Summit

Florida's relationship with PARCC is still up in the air.

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 2:33 pm

Florida's relationship with PARCC is still up in the air.

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Americas
7:23 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Why The Alarm Is Going Off About Students Learning English As A Second Language

Full disclosure: My wife is a bilingual teacher and my children grew up speaking English and Spanish. But you don’t need those factors in your life to have a vested interest in how well the school program commonly known as ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages – is faring in this country, state and community.

Latinos are now the largest minority in the US. Florida’s population growth today is driven largely by Latinos. And Latinos make up almost two-thirds of Miami-Dade County’s residents.

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Schools
2:40 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

What's The Goal For Gov. Scott's Education Summit?

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 8:15 am

Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

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Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

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