Monthly Archives: July 2010

A “Bridge to Tomorrow” political endorsement: Debra Walker for Monroe County School Board, District 5

I haven’t done this before, and I may not ever do it again.  But I’m going to use the “Bridge to Tomorrow” blog to issue a political endorsement:  Debra Walker for Monroe County School Board, District 5. For a science … Continue reading

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Will Florida have the guts to adopt the Common Core standards in science when they arrive?

Now that the Florida Board of Education has decided that Florida’s schools should compete with the rest of the nation in English language arts and mathematics by adopting the Common Core standards in these fields, the focus turns to the … Continue reading

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RTTT Round 2: Florida advances

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today that Florida and 18 other jurisdictions (17 states plus DC) have advanced to the finals of the RTTT Round 2 competition. He also said that the $3.4 billion remaining should fund “about 12 … Continue reading

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Florida Board of Education Common Core vote unanimous

The Florida Board of Education voted 7-0 this morning to adopt the Common Core standards in language arts and math (coverage at Gradebook).  Adoption is more or less required to remain competitive in the Round 2 Race to the Top … Continue reading

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Florida Board of Education to vote on Common Core Standards in English/Lanuguage Arts and Math tomorrow

The Florida Board of Education will vote on the adoption of the Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts and Math during a conference call that begins tomorrow at 10:00 am.  If the Board adopts the standards (as expected), Florida will … Continue reading

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RTTT Round 2 finalist announcement tomorrow

School Zone is reporting that the US Department of Education will announce the finalists for Round 2 of Race to the Top tomorrow.  Florida, which finished fourth in Round 1 in large part because of its state-of-the-art student tracking database, … Continue reading

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Find out what the business community wants from STEM education for free

If you are interested in what the business community wants from STEM education and you can’t spare the time to go to Disney World next week for the STEMFlorida conference or the money to pay the $225 registration fee, then … Continue reading

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