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What Jobs Skills Are Florida Students Learning?

Earlier this week we told you about AMskills, a program bringing German-style apprenticeships to Tampa-area students. Another way Florida has tried to help school prepare students for jobs is the Career and Professional Education Act. The law helps businesses create academies within public schools to train students and help them earn professional certifications. Those certifications […]

Tampa Bay Counties Partner with Germany for Student Apprentice Program

Not every high school student wants to or even needs to go to college, but graduating students without a college degree may have a hard time gaining entry or experience at companies hiring for high paying, high skilled jobs. A local program is trying to bring that experience to graduating students. Seven years in the […]

Gov. Scott Breaks Budget Veto Record

Gov. Rick Scott’s budget veto list broke records Tuesday, and education projects weren’t spared despite Scott’s emphasis on K-12 funding this year. In total, Scott vetoed $461.4 million from the now $78.7 billion spending plan. Scott signed the plan in private Tuesday and the budget takes effect July 1. Among the largest items Scott trimmed […]

New Broward College Program Wants To Train Young Artists And Designers

A new program at Broward College has just eight students and seeks to train the next generation of South Florida artists and designers. The school hopes to earn a national certification for the Visual Arts and Design Academy this spring – becoming the first community college in the South to have that. Florida’s higher education […]

Project Gives Developmentally Disabled a Chance to Go to College

A college education is generally considered a student’s best shot at getting a good job these days, and it’s often assumed most high schoolers are prepared to attend college. But there’s one group that has been quietly excluded from that process — students with intellectual disabilities. A program at the University of South Florida St. […]

How A Conflict In Florida Policies Means The End Of A Student Help Desk

A recurring theme in Florida education is that policies intended to address separate issues can and do conflict with each other. For instance, Florida lawmakers changed high school graduation requirements last year so that students no longer have to complete Algebra II. Research shows most students won’t use Algebra II in their careers, and many […]

Why The GED Is Going Online

One of the big changes with the new GED test come January will be that the exam is going online. Students will no longer have a pencil and paper option and will have to take the exam on a computer. GED Testing Services vice president Nicole Chestang said online exams offer a lot of benefits […]

Looking For A Summer Job? Play Up Your STEM Experience (And Other Advice)

Editor’s note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Karelia Arauz. The school year has ended and the summer job hunt for many teenagers is on, but with unemployment rates at about 16 percent for people ages 16-24 how can you make your resume stand out? The job market might be tough, but it’s not […]

How Florida High School Graduation Requirements Will Change in 2013-2014

Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to sign an education bill which changes high school graduation requirements, expands career education options and creates new elementary and middle school computer training programs. The most significant change is to high school graduation requirements. For students beginning high school in the 2013-2014 school year, the bill will eliminate some […]

How Florida Lawmakers Would Change High School Graduation Requirements

After years of adding requirements to earn a high school diploma, Florida lawmakers have proposed bills which would allow students more flexibility in how they earn a diploma. A House proposal (HB 7091) would create three diploma tracks: College and career; industry and scholar. All three diplomas require four years of English language arts. Students […]

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