teaching http://blog.wlrn.org en More Pressure On Advisers As Florida Colleges Eliminate Remedial Courses http://blog.wlrn.org/post/more-pressure-advisers-florida-colleges-eliminate-remedial-courses <div id="attachment_20518" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 225px;"><a class="fancybox" title="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." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-30_AdviceSign.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20518" alt="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." src="htt Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:40:50 +0000 22955 at http://blog.wlrn.org More Pressure On Advisers As Florida Colleges Eliminate Remedial Courses Miami-Dade Teachers To Vote On Contract, Raises http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-teachers-vote-contract-raises <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Thousands of Miami-Dade teachers will cast ballots Oct. 30 in a ratification vote on a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utd.org/pdf/Tentative_Agreement_2013-2014_Addendum.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 122, 202);" target="_blank">tentative contract agreement</a>&nbsp;hashed out this month between district negotiators and the United Teachers of Dade.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:10:39 +0000 David Smiley 22919 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Teachers To Vote On Contract, Raises Read Florida's New Law Making Remedial College Courses Voluntary http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-floridas-new-law-making-remedial-college-courses-voluntary <div id="attachment_15292" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Students in a remedial class at Miami-Dade College." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2012/12/Remedial-English-class.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-15292" alt="Students in a remedial class at Miami-Dade College." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2012/12/Remedial-English-class-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Sarah Gonzalez / StateImpact Florida<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Students in a remedial class a Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:52:40 +0000 editor 22810 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why States Are Creating A Common Definition For English Language Learners http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-states-are-creating-common-definition-english-language-learners <div id="attachment_20467" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 225px;"><a class="fancybox" title="The U.S. Department of Education is prodding states to adopt a common definition for who is an English language learner." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-22_EnglishSign.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20467" alt="The U.S. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:24:16 +0000 John O'Connor 22514 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why States Are Creating A Common Definition For English Language Learners The Commonwealth of Common Core: What Florida Can Learn From Kentucky http://blog.wlrn.org/post/commonwealth-common-core-what-florida-can-learn-kentucky <div id="attachment_20454" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Kentucky is the nation's trailblazer for Common Core math, literacy and English standards." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-21-CommonwealthKentucky.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20454" alt="Kentucky is the nation's trailblazer for Common Core math, literacy and English standards." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-21-CommonwealthKentucky-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">SeeMidTN. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:27:53 +0000 John O'Connor 22495 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Commonwealth of Common Core: What Florida Can Learn From Kentucky Florida Teachers Caught In The Middle Of Testing Dispute http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-teachers-caught-middle-testing-dispute <div id="attachment_20444" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="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. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:08:37 +0000 John O'Connor 22423 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Teachers Caught In The Middle Of Testing Dispute Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa http://blog.wlrn.org/post/supporters-opponents-floridas-common-education-standards-have-their-say-tampa <div id="attachment_20384" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. She said standards developed with support from private groups is education without representation." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-15_CoreHearingMiller.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20384" alt="Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:36:51 +0000 22205 at http://blog.wlrn.org Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools http://blog.wlrn.org/post/map-how-full-time-support-staff-jobs-have-changed-your-county-schools <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; ">A </span>StateImpact<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; "> 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&rsquo;t come back: the support staff.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:17:43 +0000 Sammy Mack 21887 at http://blog.wlrn.org Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools Why Common Core Could Mean Less Tinkering With Florida Schools http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-common-core-could-mean-less-tinkering-florida-schools <div id="attachment_20285" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Education has been a tinker toy for Florida leaders, Scott Maxwell writes." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-7-TinkerToys.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20285" alt="Education has been a tinker toy for Florida leaders, Scott Maxwell writes." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-7-TinkerToys-300x300.jpg" width="300" height="300" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">gfpeck / Flickr<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Education has been Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:57:10 +0000 21801 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Common Core Could Mean Less Tinkering With Florida Schools Common Core Hearings Scheduled For Tampa, Davie And Tallahassee http://blog.wlrn.org/post/common-core-hearings-scheduled-tampa-davie-and-tallahassee <div id="attachment_19585" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Florida Parents Against Common Core protested a national meeting discussing the standards in Orlando last month." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/07/7-22-CCProtestWide.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-19585" alt="Florida Parents Against Common Core protested a national meeting discussing the standards in Orlando last month." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/07/7-22-CCProtestWide-300x224.jpg" width="300" height="224" /></a> <p class Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:12:46 +0000 John O'Connor 21627 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Education Department Puts Daily Common Core Tweets On Hold http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-education-department-puts-daily-common-core-tweets-hold <div id="attachment_20258" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-3-TwitterFailWhale.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20258" alt="The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/10-3-TwitterFailWhale-300x261.jpg" width="300" height="261" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">tveskov / Flickr<p><p class="wp-caption-text">The famed Twitter fail whale, made with Legos.<p></div><p>The Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:17:34 +0000 John O'Connor 21581 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Education Department Puts Daily Common Core Tweets On Hold In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated http://blog.wlrn.org/post/push-common-standards-many-parents-left-uneducated 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.<p>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.<p><strong>Looking For Direction</strong><p>Cynthia Clay has been a teacher and administrator in Middletown, Del., for 31 years. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:13:42 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 21000 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated Classroom Contemplations: Why One Teacher Left The Classroom To Work With Death Row Inmates http://blog.wlrn.org/post/classroom-contemplations-why-one-teacher-left-classroom-work-death-row-inmates <div id="attachment_20100" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-10_TeacherStress.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20100" alt="A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-10_TeacherStress-300x199.jpg" width="300" height="199" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Kendra Martinez / Flickr<p>< Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:46:56 +0000 Jeremy Glazer 20378 at http://blog.wlrn.org Classroom Contemplations: Why One Teacher Left The Classroom To Work With Death Row Inmates Will New Common Standards Mean Less Teaching To The Test? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/will-new-common-standards-mean-less-teaching-test <div id="attachment_20045" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-5-StudentsTesting.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20045" alt="Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-5-StudentsTesting-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">biologycorner / Flickr<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?<p></div Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:16:06 +0000 20158 at http://blog.wlrn.org Will New Common Standards Mean Less Teaching To The Test? What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-we-learned-gov-scotts-education-summit <div id="attachment_20030" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-3-GaryChartrand.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20030" alt="State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-3-GaryChartrand-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">John O&#39;Connor Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:51:44 +0000 John O'Connor 20062 at http://blog.wlrn.org What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit