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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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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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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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Politics
10:34 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Gov. Scott's Private Meeting With Jeb Bush Irks Parent Activists, Democrats

Credit StateImpact Florida

After failing to show up at the three-day education summit he convened in Clearwater this week, Gov. Rick Scott held a private meeting in Miami Thursday night to discuss the future of Florida’s schools.

The guest list: former Gov. Jeb Bush, state Sen. John Thrasher and state Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand.

The dinnertime meeting was cloaked in extraordinary secrecy. Scott’s schedule did not list a location other than “Miami, FL,” and his chief spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers, couldn’t provide any other details.

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Language
12:34 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Why Academics Need To Chill Out About 'Text Talk,' Srsly

Twerking, taking selfies while dealing with FOMO? A guide for grown-ups to understand what young people are talking about.

For a few years now, teachers and English purists have bemoaned the slow, painful death of language. It was bad enough when only rock music and television were the enemy.

Today it's smartphones. In fact, in a recent article a professor bemoans to The Telegraph that social media network Twitter is causing students’ writing skills to “go down the plug hole.”

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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.

John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

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Schools
10:44 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Three-Day Education Summit Underway In Clearwater

Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho introduces himself at Gov. Rick Scott's education summit.

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 2:54 pm

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Schools
6:08 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Governor's Education Summit Opens In Clearwater

Credit Sarah Gonzalez/ StateImpact Florida

Educators, business leaders and advocates gathered Monday in Clearwater for a three-day education summit called by Gov. Rick Scott --- but the first day in some ways served to highlight differences between those involved in public schools as the system enters a critical period.

In an early example of the disagreements that could affect the meeting, Joanne McCall, vice president of the Florida Education Association, highlighted teacher concerns with the state's accountability system, now under siege from several sources.

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