online education http://blog.wlrn.org en How Florida Lawmakers Want To Help Schools Get Ready For Digital Lesson http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-florida-lawmakers-want-help-schools-get-ready-digital-lesson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida schools could get more money to upgrade classrooms, purchase new computers, tablets and other technology and train teachers and staff how to use them.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:42:09 +0000 John O'Connor 27260 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Florida Lawmakers Want To Help Schools Get Ready For Digital Lesson Read The Business Plan For Florida's New Online University http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-business-plan-floridas-new-online-university <div id="attachment_20223" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Lawmakers have asked the University of Florida to create an online-only university to launch in January." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-26-UFloridaSign.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20223" alt="Lawmakers have asked the University of Florida to create an online-only university to launch in January." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-26-UFloridaSign-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit"> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 14:31:43 +0000 21275 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read The Business Plan For Florida's New Online University Documents Show K12 Struggling With Teacher Quality http://blog.wlrn.org/post/documents-show-k12-struggling-teacher-quality The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida have obtained internal emails and a recording of a company meeting that provide new insight into allegations that K12 Inc., the nation’s largest online education company, uses teachers in Florida who do not have all of the required state certifications.<p>Last month, a draft report by the state Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General found that the publicly traded company <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/04/23/state-review-finds-k12-teacher-certification-problems/">employed at least three teach Mon, 13 May 2013 13:54:37 +0000 Trevor Aaronson & John O'Connor 13945 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Investigates Teacher Certification At Online Giant K12 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-investigates-teacher-certification-online-giant-k12 An <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/04/23/read-the-florida-department-of-education-investigators-report-on-k12-inc/">inquiry by the Florida Department of Education’s Inspector General</a> found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects, according to a draft report.<p>Virginia-based K12 is the nation’s largest operator of online schools. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:33:46 +0000 John O'Connor & Trevor Aaronson 12967 at http://blog.wlrn.org