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StateImpact Florida
8:47 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Gov. Scott Wants Another State To Manage PARCC's Money

Gov. Rick Scott wants Florida to sever financial ties with the PARCC assessment

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 8:13 am

Florida is backing out of its role as a leader on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment.

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StateImpact Florida
7:39 am
Fri September 20, 2013

How Much New Common Core Tests Could Cost — And, Maybe, Save — Florida

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 2:10 pm

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StateImpact Florida
3:04 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Senate Education Chairman Wants Questions And Comments About Common Standards

Sen. John Legg is asking Floridians to read the Common Core standards and send him questions or suggestions.

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:43 am

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StateImpact Florida
5:34 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

State Board Picks Pam Stewart As Education Commissioner

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:44 am

New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.

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Politics
1:33 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

A Scott, Bush Split On State Board Of Education

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 1:37 pm

Gov. Rick Scott's leadership was criticized by State Board of Education members with ties to former Gov.</body></html>
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StateImpact Florida
8:10 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Opposition To Florida Education Standards Growing As Lawmakers Return To Capitol

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 3:08 pm

Lawmakers are scheduled to return to Tallahassee next week.</body></html>
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StateImpact Florida
8:08 am
Tue September 17, 2013

What's In The Florida Department of Education's Budget Request

The Florida Department of Education's requested budget would increase per-student funding and money for technology.

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 12:05 pm

The Florida Department of Education's requested budget would increase per-student funding and money for technology.

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StateImpact Florida
8:01 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Florida Had Second-Largest 2013 Education Funding Increase, Study Says

Florida had the second-largest increase in education spending this year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 1:17 pm

Florida had the second-largest increase in education spending this year, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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StateImpact Florida
2:39 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

A Q & A With House Speaker Will Weatherford

House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Republican, takes questions from the Suncoast Tiger Bay civic club.

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 4:16 pm

House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Republican, takes questions from the Suncoast Tiger Bay civic club.

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StateImpact Florida
2:46 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Classroom Contemplations: Why One Teacher Left The Classroom To Work With Death Row Inmates

A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching.

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 10:35 am

A former Miami-Dade teacher says she got little help dealing with the stress of teaching.

Kendra Martinez / Flickr

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StateImpact Florida
1:01 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Indiana Report Finds Bennett's Grade Changes Were 'Plausible'

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 12:10 pm

An Indiana report has found that school grading formula changes 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.

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School Health
8:22 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Miami School Health Clinics Are Re-Imagining The Role Of The School Nurse

The school-based health clinic at North Miami Beach Senior High School is a full-service clinic.
Credit Sammy Mack / StateImpact Florida

It’s a Wednesday morning and the waiting room is already starting to fill up at the North Miami Beach Senior High School clinic.

“Go ahead and have a seat.”

A 16-year-old girl with an enormous red bow pinned above her ear approaches the appointment window. A beveled glass pane slides open. The woman behind the desk doesn’t ask for insurance information; she asks to see a hall pass.

The teenager with the red bow takes her place in a waiting room chair next to classmates who, between hushed exchanges of gossip, occasionally erupt in giggles.

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StateImpact Florida
4:16 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Will New Common Standards Mean Less Teaching To The Test?

Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 3:51 pm

Will Common Core mean less teaching to the test?

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StateImpact Florida
10:08 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Education Department Now Tweeting A Standard Of The Day

The Florida Department of Education is tweeting out a Common Core State Standard each day.

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 2:31 pm

The Florida Department of Education is tweeting out a Common Core State Standard each day.

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StateImpact Florida
7:51 am
Wed September 4, 2013

What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit

State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit.

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 12:31 pm

State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit.

John O'Connor / Sta

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