Category Archives: FL

FL space requirements per student

Source: FL Department of Education website, date indeterminate (page 103 onwards): 2nd right-most column is NSF/occupant Advertisements

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Top-Ranked FL and Orange County Public Schools

Source: US News, Apr 2013 Related Reading: Orlando Sentinel, May 2013 Although the variation in the lists shows that there are a number of ways to assess high school quality, Orange County School Board chairman Bill Sublette has pushed the district to consider a tactic to get on the lists. He has suggested that Orange …

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School Districts: Minimal Impact upon Student Performance

Source: Brookings Institution report, Mar 2013   Related Reading: ReDefined, Mar 2013  Brookings’ Brown Center on Education Policy analyzed a decade’s worth of test data for fourth- and fifth-graders in Florida and North Carolina. It controlled for race, income and other variables. And it came away with two findings: 1) School districts account for only …

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Why Florida Schools are Going Digital

Source: NPR website, date indeterminate Schools across the country are contemplating a technology overhaul to meet new, tougher education standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, known as Common Core. Those standards take effect in the fall of 2014. And Florida schools face a second deadline: By the fall of 2015, half of classroom …

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Double-Sided Information Flyer

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FL Dept of Education Report: Charter Schools Outperformed Traditional Public Schools in 55 of 63 FCAT comparisons & 83/96 Learning Gains comparisons

Source: Florida Department of Education website, Mar 2013 (please read the report for details) The data contained in the report is derived from student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test and Algebra end-of-course exams from the 2011-12 school year, based on more than three million test scores. The report makes 177 comparisons covering three …

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e-Mail to FL Education Commissioner Tony Bennett

Source: Mark Lee’s e-mail, Feb 2013 Hi Commissioner Bennett: Glad that we had a chance to chat at the Florida Education Summit!  The Carpe Diem charter school system you referenced looks like a useful tech-intensive blended learning model for the charter school that I am planning.   State of Florida Initiative As mentioned during our …

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FL Education Summit

Source: Florida Chamber of Commerce, Feb 2013 Click on the image for the agenda  

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Six-year Timeline for Moving Florida’s Instruction to the Digital World

Source: FL Dept of Education, Sep 2012 (clicking on the source link opens up a FL DOE Word document)

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