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StateImpact Florida
11:17 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Florida Teachers Consider 'Civil Disobedience' To Say No To Testing

Miramar High School teacher David Ross says testing has taken more and more time away from teaching. He refused to administer an FCAT make-up exam in protest.
Credit John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

In September, Alachua County kindergarten teacher Susan Bowles refused to give a state reading test.

She told the parents of her students it was an act of civil disobedience.  The Florida Department of Education later suspended the exam for this year.

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StateImpact Florida
7:40 am
Thu October 31, 2013

More Pressure On Advisers As Florida Colleges Eliminate Remedial Courses

A new law eliminating most required remedial courses means college advisers must meet with new and returning students to determine if they are eligible to skip the classes.

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 3:43 pm

A new law eliminating most required remedial courses means college advisers must meet with new and returning students to determine if they are eligible to skip the classes.
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Education
3:10 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Miami-Dade Teachers To Vote On Contract, Raises

Teachers and police officers in Miami recently protest Gov. Rick Scott's budget cuts.
Credit Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

Thousands of Miami-Dade teachers will cast ballots Oct. 30 in a ratification vote on a tentative contract agreement hashed out this month between district negotiators and the United Teachers of Dade.

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StateImpact Florida
4:52 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Read Florida's New Law Making Remedial College Courses Voluntary

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 3:40 pm

Students in a remedial class at Miami-Dade College.

Sarah Gonzalez / StateImpact Florida

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StateImpact Florida
3:24 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Why States Are Creating A Common Definition For English Language Learners

The U.S. Department of Education is prodding states to adopt a common definition for who is an English language learner.

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 11:53 am

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StateImpact Florida
11:27 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Commonwealth of Common Core: What Florida Can Learn From Kentucky

Kentucky is the nation's trailblazer for Common Core math, literacy and English standards.

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Kentucky is the nation's trailblazer for Common Core math, literacy and English standards.

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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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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
8:17 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools

There are fewer custodians and support staff in Florida public schools than there were in 2007.
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A StateImpact 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’t come back: the support staff.

Since the recession began, Florida’s public school budgets have been hit with more than $2 billion dollars in cuts from state and federal funding, decreased property tax revenue and sequestration.

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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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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
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
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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