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Teachers are paramount in improving learning. So giving more students access to strong teachers should be the central theme of any proposal to improve K-12 education.

In the Summer 2011 issue of Education Next, Stanford’s Eric Hanushek said this:  “The quality of the teachers in our schools is paramount: no other measured aspect of schools is nearly as important in determining student achievement.” If you accept this … Continue reading

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NYU and UF researchers invent new techniques to “discover” that “our brains are designed to learn through complex social interactions”. Fortunately for our students, we already knew that.

A group of researchers led by neuroscientists and engineers from New York University and the University of Florida recently announced the results of a study of how high school students learn science best. In this study, electrodes were attached to … Continue reading

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FSU Physics visits Florida’s Capitol on FSU Day at the Capitol

Once during each legislative session, FSU brings a large delegation of faculty, students and staff to the Capitol to show off, as the university should.  This year, FSU Day at the Capitol was April 4. An FSU photographer followed President … Continue reading

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When it comes right down to it, for educators success comes from personal interactions

Sooner or later, every educator has to come to terms with this truth: that each triumph is the result of a one-on-one encounter. Maybe you are a classroom teacher who has a conversation with a student that straightens out a … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida Average Teacher Salaries 2015-16

From the FLDOE web site, which as always is an amazing source of information.

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HB 7069 includes a new academic requirement for Florida’s public colleges and universities – a civics literacy course

If Governor Scott signs the mammoth education policy bill HB 7069 into law, it will impose a new academic requirement to take a civics literacy course on students at Florida’s public colleges and universities. The bill language offers the possibility … Continue reading

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Teacher and principal bonuses in HB 7069: Here’s the bill language, in all of its gory detailed glory

The debate over HB 7069, the massive education policy bill passed at the last minute by the Florida Legislature, has come to this:  the bill’s advocates have released a cartoon to make the argument that Governor Scott should sign the … Continue reading

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