Education

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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Education
7:00 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Q&A With Paul Krugman: How Illiteracy In Economics Impacts U.S. Politics

Prof. Paul Krugman
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Since 2008, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Princeton University professor Paul Krugman has been a loud and consistent voice calling for more government stimulus to help the American economy recover from the Great Recession, induced to a large extent by the financial implosion on Wall Street.

RELATED: The Sunshine Economy: Public Debt

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StateImpact Florida
6:28 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Jacksonville Discusses Changing KKK-Affiliated Name Of School

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 1:11 pm

Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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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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StateImpact Florida
1:29 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Not Just Florida's Problem: New York City Charter Schools Have Fewer Children With Disabilities

Students with disabilities are less likely to be students at charter schools.

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 3:22 pm

Students with disabilities are less likely to be students at charter schools.

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Volunteerism
11:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

How Broward Teens Make Hospital Stays Less Confusing For Seniors

Volunteer Madison Herin hopes to become a doctor one day.
Marva Hinton

This summer Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale expanded a volunteer program that brings teenagers and older patients together.

It’s designed to help the patients avoid delirium,  a common condition that can make hospital stays unpleasant and even frightening.

During a typical day for  volunteers in the Tender Loving Care-Advanced program, they fan out into patient rooms bringing cards, magazines, dice, books and newspapers.

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StateImpact Florida
10:31 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Read The Business Plan For Florida's New Online University

Lawmakers have asked the University of Florida to create an online-only university to launch in January.

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 10:19 am

Lawmakers have asked the University of Florida to create an online-only university to launch in January.

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StateImpact Florida
5:03 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Average Florida Graduate Isn't Ready For College, According to SAT Results

The average Florida graduate isn't ready for college-level work, according to SAT results.

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 3:36 pm

The average Florida graduate isn't ready for college-level work, according to SAT results.

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StateImpact Florida
10:53 am
Thu September 26, 2013

The Pros And Cons Of Appointing Florida's Schools Chief

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 2:27 pm

Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor.

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Former two-term Education Commissioner Betty Castor.

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StateImpact Florida
11:42 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Gov. Scott's Education Summit Participants Objected To Scott Targeting PARCC

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

Gov. Rick Scott has asked that Florida give up its duties managing PARCC's money.

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StateImpact Florida
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Gov. Scott Wants Another State To Manage PARCC's Money

Gov. Rick Scott wants Florida to sever financial ties with the PARCC assessment

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 8:13 am

Florida is backing out of its role as a leader on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment.

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Common Core
6:12 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Gov. Scott Moves Toward Pulling Out Of Test Partnership

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Florida appears ready to exit a multistate effort to develop new tests to measure student learning, abandoning the initiative amid conservative activists' concerns that it represents federal overreach into the state's education system.

Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Monday ordering the state to end its role in helping handle the financial affairs of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

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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
7:39 am
Fri September 20, 2013

How Much New Common Core Tests Could Cost — And, Maybe, Save — Florida

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 2:10 pm

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