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The Biggest Florida Education Stories of 2013

Here’s our pick for the biggest education stories of 2013 — a few of which will likely dominate 2014 as well. Tony Bennett’s Resignation Bennett came to Florida in January with a reputation as a rising star among self-proclaimed education reformers and a leading voice for the Common Core English, literacy and math standards fully […]

The Best Of StateImpact Florida From 2013

From Common Core, to Florida’s next standardized test and changes to high school graduation requirement, education was a top story time and again this year. Here’s a selection of some of our most important, interesting and favorite education stories of 2013. Click on the headlines to read the full story and listen to the broadcast […]

Documentary Takes On Common Core Standards

In a world of education policies run amok… That’s not the tagline for a new documentary about the Common Core State Standards, but it could be based on a trailer posted online. The documentary, “Building The Machine,” is scheduled for a February release and features many prominent critics. That includes Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman, […]

What To Expect At Today’s State Board of Education Meeting

Last month, the Florida Department of Education listened to 13 hours of comments about the state’s math, English and literacy standards at public forums and gathered another 19,000 comments online. But don’t expect any action on those suggestions when the State Board of Education meets in Gainesville today. The agency says they’ll provide an overview […]

Sound Off: Deadline Is Tomorrow For Comments On Florida’s K-12 Standards

If you’ve got concerns about Florida’s K-12 math, English and literacy standards — or a suggestion about how to improve them — you’ve got until tomorrow to submit them to the Florida Department of Education. The agency is gathering feedback at the request of Gov. Rick Scott. So far the agency has received more than […]

Fact-Checking Tuesday’s Common Core Forum

A lot was said during the more than five hours of testimony about Common Core in Tampa Tuesday. We thought we’d try to fact-check some of the statements and add some of the missing context. The point isn’t to shame the speakers or to play “gotcha,” but to add some clarity to the debate. Education […]

What To Expect At This Week’s Hearings On Florida’s Common Education Standards

The Florida Department of Education is holding three public hearings this week to gather criticisms and support of Florida’s new math and English standards known as Common Core. Florida is one of 45 states to fully adopt the standards, which outline what students should know at the end of each grade. Designers say the standards […]

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

The Foundation for Florida’s Future and Foundation for Excellence in Education, influential and public supporters of shared English, literacy and math standards known as Common Core, won’t be present at three public meetings next week debating the standards. That’s because staff will be at a two-day national education summit hosted by the nonprofits’ founder, Florida […]

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