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Recent Education News and Information

  • Florida Education Coverage Heading To New Home
    by robinsussingham on May 13, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    For more than four years, StateImpact Florida has put the state’s education policies to the test by reporting on the impact the decisions are having on the lives of students, parents, and educators. Our staff has changed over the years, but our public media reporters in Miami and Tampa never wavered in sharing stories that […]

  • Head Gear For Florida High School Girls Lacrosse: Worth It?
    by robinsussingham on May 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Two years ago the Florida High School Athletic Association, or FHSAA, passed a wildly unpopular mandate, requiring girls lacrosse players to wear head gear. The organization said it was responding to concussion risks — but critics say policy and public perception of risk are getting ahead of the actual data. For the past two seasons, […]

  • Parlez-Vous Java? Computer Science Proponents Look For Ways To Attract Students
    by robinsussingham on March 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Computer coding is the language that tells a computer what to do, but is it a foreign language? The Florida Senate has approved a bill saying yes; if it passes into law, high school students could substitute computer coding for required foreign language credits. It’s an attempt to get more of the state’s students into […]

  • The New SAT Is Coming Soon
    by robinsussingham on February 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Like many parents of high school juniors, I’m getting anxious about upcoming college applications and what it’ll take to get in, such as doing well on the SAT. Adding to the uncertainty is the fact that the College Board, creator of the SAT,  is debuting a new test in March and these are the first […]

  • The Anemic State of High School Physics in Florida
    by robinsussingham on January 29, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Physics is the most  fundamental of sciences; it’s an essential stepping stone for  careers in engineering or science. But around the country, fewer than 40 percent of high school students take a physics class. In Florida , that number is much lower — only about a quarter of high school students take physics. Experts say […]

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