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11:31 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Florida Scores On National Test Improve, But Eighth Graders Still Trail National Average

Florida students improved their scores on all four sections of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but eighth graders still trail the national average.

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 9:19 am

Florida student scores improved on a key national standardized test, including some of the largest eighth grade reading and math gains in the country.

But Florida eighth graders still trail the national average in math, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation’s Report Card.

Florida eighth graders scored an average of 281, on a 500-point scale, in math and 266 in reading. The national average was 284 in math and 266 in reading.

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Education
1:34 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Broward County School Board Signs Agreement Aimed At Reducing On-Campus Arrests

The Broward County Public School Board aims to decrease the rate of arrests in public schools.
Credit Rachel Morello / WLRN

The Broward County School board teamed up with a group of community partners Tuesday to sign a collaborative agreement on school discipline. The agreement, first of its kind, establishes new guidelines for handling non-violent misdemeanor offenses on school campuses, outlining when law enforcement is necessary and when problems can be handled through school resources.

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StateImpact Florida
6:45 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Speakers Defend Jacksonville School Named For KKK’s First Grand Wizard

Nathan Bedford Forrest was the Confederate general who oversaw the Fort Pillow Massacre.
Credit New York Public Library

A petition to change the name of Jacksonville’s Nathan B. Forrest High School—whose namesake was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan—has reached more than 160,000 names.

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Advanced Placement
9:24 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes

Credit StateImpact Florida

Miami-Dade schools has earned top honors for successfully expanding access to tough, college-level courses while improving passing scores, the College Board announced Monday.

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StateImpact Florida
1:33 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Benefits, And Barriers, To Early Learning In Florida

It looks like finger paint, but it's really a display of motor skill development at Exploration Station.

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 10:10 am

Every morning, children at Education Station begin the day with a hug and a book.

Sammy Mack / StateImpa

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StateImpact Florida
10:26 am
Fri November 1, 2013

How Florida College Majors Are About To Get Meta

Florida lawmakers created meta-majors to give students a more defined track toward a college degree.

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 1:20 pm

Florida lawmakers created meta-majors to give students a more defined track toward a college degree.

Trebz / Flickr

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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
5:14 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges

Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry campus.

Originally published on Mon October 28, 2013 11:33 am

Khadejah Gilbert found out she wasn’t quite ready for higher education when she enrolled in Hillsborough Community College.

She's one of many students who had to take brush up in basic subjects before starting her associate of arts degree in liberal arts.

The classes cost money, but don’t come with any credit

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