Florida Center for Investigative Reporting http://blog.wlrn.org en Boston Bombings Meets Definition Of "Act of Terrorism," Expert Says http://blog.wlrn.org/post/boston-bombings-meets-definition-act-terrorism-expert-says <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://trevoraaronson.com/" target="_blank">Trevor Aaronson</a> was running errands when he heard about yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. The news coming across the radio caught his attention, maybe more than the rest of us, and he soon found himself forgetting about his dry cleaning and going to Twitter for clues.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:29:40 +0000 Eric Barton 12534 at http://blog.wlrn.org Boston Bombings Meets Definition Of "Act of Terrorism," Expert Says Why More Florida Students Than Ever Struggle With Math http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-more-florida-students-ever-struggle-math <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif;">Wendy Pedroso has never liked math, but for most of elementary school and middle school she got B’s in the subject. It wasn’t until ninth grade at Miami Southwest Senior High School, when Pedroso took algebra, that she hit a wall. In particular, she struggled with understanding fractions.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:26:50 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez & McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6250 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why More Florida Students Than Ever Struggle With Math What’s Causing The Rising Need For Remedial Classes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-s-causing-rising-need-remedial-classes <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Shakira </span>Lockett<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> was a pretty good student in elementary, middle and high school. The Miami-Dade County native says she typically earned As and </span>Bs<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> in English classes.</span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez & McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6188 at http://blog.wlrn.org What’s Causing The Rising Need For Remedial Classes What Florida Students, Teachers And Parents Think About Remedial Education http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-florida-students-teachers-and-parents-think-about-remedial-education <p><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/13th-grade/">The series on remedial education</a> exposed what some in the public school system at the secondary and college level already knew: that many students are graduating from high school unprepared for college.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 6275 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Florida Students, Teachers And Parents Think About Remedial Education Adding Up The Cost Of Remedial College Courses http://blog.wlrn.org/post/adding-cost-remedial-college-courses <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Students and Florida taxpayers pay a price for remedial education in several ways</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif;">From 2004 to 2011, Florida’s remedial education costs for both students and schools ballooned from $118 million to $168 million. At the same time, state<a href="http://www.fcfep.org/attachments/20120221--Legislature%20Continues%20Record%20of%20Disinvesting%20in%20Higher%20Education" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">college</a><a href="http://www.fcfep.org/attachments/20120221--Legislature%20Continues%20Record%20of%20Disinvesting%20in%20Higher%20Education" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;"> funding has declined $544 million since 2007, causing tuition increases</a>&nbsp;and creating a greater need for publicly funded financial aid.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000 McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6185 at http://blog.wlrn.org Adding Up The Cost Of Remedial College Courses