Florida Department of Education http://blog.wlrn.org en Report: South Florida College Grads Earn More http://blog.wlrn.org/post/report-south-florida-college-grads-earn-more <div id="full_story"><p>Students awarded bachelor degrees at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University had the highest median earnings in the state, according to a new report from the Florida Department of Education.</p><p>And graduates of Broward College, Florida Keys Community College and Miami Dade College tended to earn more than graduates completing associate degrees at other state colleges.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:12:30 +0000 John O'Connor 34392 at http://blog.wlrn.org Report: South Florida College Grads Earn More Background of Common Core State Education Standards http://blog.wlrn.org/post/background-common-core-state-education-standards <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">12/02/13 - Monday’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 24392 at http://blog.wlrn.org Background of Common Core State Education Standards Ignash To Move Into Top Universities Post http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ignash-move-top-universities-post <p style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt; line-height: 19pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Described as a "seasoned academic leader,'' longtime higher-education official Jan Ignash was named<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><span class="aqj">Thursday</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>as interim chancellor of <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:sta Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:42:34 +0000 Jim Saunders & News Service Of Florida 20520 at http://blog.wlrn.org Ignash To Move Into Top Universities Post Indiana Report Finds Bennett's Grade Changes Were 'Plausible' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/indiana-report-finds-bennetts-grade-changes-were-plausible <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Former Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wusf/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/7-15_TonyBennett.jpg" alt="" /><p>An <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/784403-indiana-accountability-model-exam.html">Indiana report has found that school grading formula changes</a> 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.<p Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:01:57 +0000 John O'Connor 20312 at http://blog.wlrn.org Indiana Report Finds Bennett's Grade Changes Were 'Plausible' What's The Goal For Gov. Scott's Education Summit? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/whats-goal-gov-scotts-education-summit <div id="attachment_16313" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/01/1-25-PamStewart.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-16313" alt="Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/01/1-25-PamStewart-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">John O&#39;Connor / StateImpact Florida<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.<p></div><p>Wh Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:40:24 +0000 19678 at http://blog.wlrn.org Summit To Map Florida's Education Direction http://blog.wlrn.org/post/summit-map-floridas-education-direction <p></p><p>With Florida's public-school system facing major questions, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced plans for a summit next week that will bring together political, business and education leaders.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/sunshine-economy-education" target="_blank">RELATED: The Sunshine Economy: Education</a></strong></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:59:38 +0000 News Service of Florida 19460 at http://blog.wlrn.org Summit To Map Florida's Education Direction 'Rock Star' Educator Who Follows Jeb Bush Picked For Florida Education Commissioner http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rock-star-educator-who-follows-jeb-bush-picked-florida-education-commissioner <p></p><p>Florida has chosen a follower of Jeb Bush education theory from Indiana to be its next education commissioner.</p><p>Tony Bennett is serving out his term as Indiana's superintendent of public instruction after a re-election defeat.&nbsp; In Florida, he'll replace Gerard Robinson, who resigned months ago after only a year in office.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:49:39 +0000 Rick Stone 6170 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Rock Star' Educator Who Follows Jeb Bush Picked For Florida Education Commissioner Gov. Scott On Race-Based Scoring: ‘We Should Have High Standards For Everybody' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-race-based-scoring-we-should-have-high-standards-everybody <p>Gov. Rick Scott wants the State Board of Education to change its plan to set <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/10/15/explaining-floridas-new-race-based-achievement-goals/">passing scores based on a student’s race</a>. But he isn’t saying what the board should do to alter the plan.</p><p>Every child should be performing on grade level in subjects like math and reading, Scott says. “I mean, I learn differently than other people learn, but I do know that all children can learn,” Scott says, “and we should expect we should have high standards for everybody.”</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:39:56 +0000 Gina Jordan 3220 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Scott On Race-Based Scoring: ‘We Should Have High Standards For Everybody'