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Training Teachers To Use Mobile Technology in Miami-Dade Classrooms

Miami-Dade public schools’ technology education is getting a $75,000 boost from a Verizon Foundation. The Education Fund will dole out the grant to help Miami Dade teachers and students in STEM programs – science, technology, engineering and math – during the upcoming school year. The money will help teachers to implement a new initiative called “bring […]

Florida School Libraries Awarded Thousands In Bush Foundation Grants

Fifteen school libraries in Florida are getting grant money to pay for library books. The funding is from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries and the Target Corporation. 238 school libraries nationwide are being awarded $1,126,315 in grants this year. That amounts to nearly $5,000 per school. Keeping school libraries well-stocked is the mission […]

STEM Students And Programs Focus of University of South Florida Study

University of South Florida professor Will Tyson recently won a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study science, technology, engineering and math education, known as STEM. STEM is a hot topic in education circles as policy makers try to figure out ways to produce more graduates with high-tech skills necessary for a transforming economy.Gov. […]

Covering Schools Requires an Education

Part of the reason I moved to StateImpact Florida from a newspaper was the chance to learn some skills and try new things. It turns out that producing radio news stories is much harder and a lot more work than I expected. You don’t show up sounding like NPR on your first day no matter […]

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