education

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6:30 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Why America Lags The World In Education, Workforce Training

Credit College Board

The American education system seems to be in perpetual crisis. Despite nearly 15 years of education reform – and the introduction of an array of tests, curriculum, and new measures of student learning – students are not any better prepared to succeed in college or the workforce.

And the bad news just keeps coming.  

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StateImpact Florida
7:08 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Florida Teachers Caught In The Middle Of Testing Dispute

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.

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 12:16 pm

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StateImpact Florida
10:22 am
Thu October 17, 2013

How Florida Reading Lists Are Changing For New Common Standards

Chris Kirchner, a veteran English teacher at Miami's Coral Reef Senior High School, supports the Common Core in theory, but worries teachers won't have enough support and time to adjust to the new standards.

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 1:25 pm

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StateImpact Florida
10:19 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Fact-Checking Tuesday's Common Core Forum

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 7:09 pm

10-16 CheckMark

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StateImpact Florida
12:12 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Join Us Tonight For A Conversation About Common Core

Join the conversation tonight.
Credit Renjith Krishnan / freedigitalphotos.net

Tonight marks the second of three Common Core hearings Florida is holding in an effort to get feedback from parents and communities about the state’s new education standards.

Whether or not you can make it to Davie tonight, we want you to be part of the conversation.

StateImpact Florida is teaming up with our partners at WLRN-Miami Herald News and Florida International University’s journalism program to cover the event.

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StateImpact Florida
7:36 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa

Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. She said standards developed with support from private groups is education without representation.

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:31 pm

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Education
7:35 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami

Pitbull is one of a growing list of celebrities who have opened their wallets or given their names to charter schools.
Jeff Daly AP

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:52 am

Rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez) is the latest in a long list of celebrities lending their star power to the flourishing charter school movement. Alicia Keyes, Denzel Washington, Shakira, Oprah — all support or sponsor charter schools.

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StateImpact Florida
10:28 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Ten Posts Explaining Florida's Debate Over Common Core Education Standards

Looking for background on the debate about Common Core State Standards? Read on.

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 9:26 am

Looking for background on the debate about Common Core State Standards? Read on.

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StateImpact Florida
11:39 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Update: Shaky Start To $10,000 College Degree Programs In Florida

College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs.

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 10:17 am

College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs.

posterize / freedigitalphotos.net

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StateImpact Florida
6:20 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Shutdown Roundup: How The Budget Drama Could Impact Students And Schools In Florida

Schools and students in Florida are in trouble if the money runs out.

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Schools and students in Florida are in trouble if the money runs out.

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StateImpact Florida
10:17 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Influential Common Core Supporters Won't Be At Florida Hearings Next Week

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 3:39 pm

Hearings on Common Core State Standards are scheduled for next week.

Screenshot / Common Core State Standards

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Reading
7:34 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Catcher In The Fry? McDonald's Happy Meals With A Side Of Books

SerrNovik iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 5:12 pm

Fast-food giant McDonald's is set to become a publishing giant as well — at least temporarily. For two weeks next month, McDonald's says it will oust the toys that usually come in its Happy Meals and replace them with books it has published itself.

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StateImpact Florida
8:17 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Map: How Full-Time Support Staff Jobs Have Changed In Your County Schools

There are fewer custodians and support staff in Florida public schools than there were in 2007.
Credit Kitsu / Flickr.com

A StateImpact 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’t come back: the support staff.

Since the recession began, Florida’s public school budgets have been hit with more than $2 billion dollars in cuts from state and federal funding, decreased property tax revenue and sequestration.

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StateImpact Florida
7:57 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Florida Universities Cashing In On New Legislative Funding Sources

The University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida earned the highest scores on a new performance funding formula.

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 2:59 pm

The University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida earned the highest scores on a new performance funding formula.
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StateImpact Florida
8:42 am
Wed October 9, 2013

New Technology Making It Harder For Florida Schools To Track Bullying

A new Florida law asks schools to crack down on online bullying.

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 2:57 pm

A new Florida law asks schools to crack down on online bullying.

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