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What Common Core Will Mean For Science, Social Studies And Other Courses

This story is part of a series from The Hechinger Report and StateImpact Florida looking at how Florida schools are getting ready for Common Core standards. Read — and listen to — the first two stories here andhere. It makes sense that Florida’s new K-12 math and language arts standards based on Common Core will […]

Pirate Prep Helps New South Florida Middle Schoolers Make The Transition

Thousands of Florida students are leaving the comfort of elementary school this month for the intimidating world of middle school. For many, it will be a tough transition. They’ll go from being the older, wiser leaders on campus to being nervous rookies. Studies have suggested that middle schools, meant to be a gentle pathway into […]

Building A Better Middle School STEM Teacher

Florida’s state universities have been doing a lot of thinking about science, technology, engineering and mathematics education recently, spurred by Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature’s interest in turning out more graduates ready for high-tech jobs. Last week WUSF Mark Schreiner profiled a University of South Florida researcher trying to figure out what attracts students […]

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