Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 2:05pm
Students in foster care move schools 1-2 times a year, and by the time they age out of the system, over one third will have experienced five or more school moves. Children are estimated to lose 4-6 months of academic progress per move.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:43pm
A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:42pm
The State Board of Education should take the advice of the Florida’s Association of District School Superintendents, Education Association and PTA and Fund Education Now: Delay issuing school grades until the new curriculum and the new test are finalized - and tested.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:40pm
While the overall number of high school graduates will drop slightly, the number of Hispanic grads is expected to rapidly increase, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:57pm
Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the state Capitol March 31 in support of better funding for public schools. A more effective method of making a difference would be if teachers, administrators and parents contacted their state representatives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:06am
The Florida Legislature should focus on the bigger issues regarding implementing the Common Core Standards and those still-undetermined assessments - and stop dictating to local school districts that need greater flexibility.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:48pm
You can’t agree to disagree if you can’t even agree on what you disagree about. Yet such is the condition of the debate over using state test results in teacher and principal evaluations. But without common facts, how can the Legislature reach common ground?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:47pm
The push for more and better STEM education comes mainly from companies who need more educated employees. But there are other reasons to support better education in math and science. In the 21st century, they are prerequisites to competent self-government.