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How Orange County Schools Are Preparing To Go Digital

FETC, one of the nation’s largest education technology conferences, opens in Orlando this week. StateImpact Florida will take a look at how state schools are trying to meet requirements to integrate more technology in lessons. _______ Facing a 2015 deadline to add more digital textbooks and materials to classroom instruction, Orange County schools chief operations officer […]

White House Says Orange County Schools Need Proposed Jobs Bill

Orange County is a White House poster child for the school renovation money tucked into president Barack Obama’s jobs bill. A White House press release points to a report from the Council on Great City Schools outlining urban school districts’ infrastructure needs. The White House notes that Orange County schools would receive $169.6 million to […]

Saving Energy Also Means Less Money for Florida Schools

Florida schools will have little construction money next year after state economists reduced their estimate by 70 percent Monday. Schools will have about $113 million available, down from the $380 million initially expected for the budget year beginning July 1, 2012. Utility taxes provide much of the school construction fund, but economists said fewer people […]

Making An Impact Through “People Reporting”

I first realized the power I have as a journalist while covering education in Oakland. I was part of a team that created a radio documentary on the public school system. Our work compelled listeners to donate toward filling the food cabinet of a teacher struggling to feed her hungry students. And one listener offered […]

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