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How To Set Up The Common Core State Standards For Success

As the nation looks to seize the opportunity presented by the Common Core State Standards, we must remember that our students' futures are at stake. [...]...
by How To Learn on May 25, 2013

Short Shorts: Back to School

 And away we go.  Second semester 2013 begins.   About those VAM scores-- Center for Investigative Reporting--(...)One of the most vexing problems that many education systems have faced is how to measure student growth, or learni...
by Talk to Me on Jan 7, 2013

Rick Scott Offers Palm Beach Teachers No Answers

Gov. Rick Scott had no answers for teachers during his recent "listening" visit to Boca Raton High School.(...)(Rob) Sweeten (photography teacher) and Debra Wilhelm, president of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teacher Association, attended the teac...
by Talk to Me on Sep 12, 2012

Teach Your Children Hell: Florida

 Teach anywhere but Florida.The Ledger:Florida teachers are on their way to becoming among the worst-paid in the nation.For the 2009-10 school year, average teacher salaries in Florida fell to No. 37 among the 50 states and the District of Col...
by Talk to Me on May 8, 2012

Meet My PGP

This is what a completed PGP looks like.The Professional Growth Plan is required of all educators pursuant to Florida State Statute 1012.98(4b)(5).Too bad the statute doesn't address compensation of off the clock hours spent pulling this bad boy toge...
by Talk to Me on Apr 2, 2012

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