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Florida’s declining teacher pipeline on the agenda for FL House Education Committee meeting today

Florida’s worsening teacher shortage is on the agenda for today’s meeting of the House Education Committee.  The meeting packet has a series of power point slides using data from the ACT college entrance exam.  That data includes student responses to … Continue reading

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Bay County economic development triumph opens up new opportunities for local students

Bay County business and education leaders are elated about the arrival of GKN Aerospace.  It is one more step toward building the high-tech economy that every city wants. As Eryn Dion reported in the Panama City News-Herald, Gulf Coast State College … Continue reading

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Montford proposal would eliminate Geometry and Algebra 2 EOC’s and likely allow districts to substitute ACT/SAT for FSA 10th grade ELA exam

Senator Bill Montford has filed a complex proposal (SB 964) to alter Florida’s K-12 accountability system that would – among many other changes – terminate end-of-course exams in Geometry and Algebra 2.  It would also likely allow districts to substitute … Continue reading

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American Physical Society releases study on recruiting K-12 math, physics, chemistry and computing teachers

The APS press release on the report is given below.  The average teacher salaries quoted here are national salaries and do not reflect the below-national-average salaries paid in Florida. Highly Trained STEM Teachers Needed to Boost America’s Global Competitiveness, According to … Continue reading

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Phillip Ellis: I love my teaching job, but Florida should raise pay and lower barriers for entering the profession

Phillip Ellis graduated from FSU with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2015, and has been teaching chemistry and physics at Zephyrhills High School in Pasco County since then.  Phillip took a studio physics class with Susan Blessing while at … Continue reading

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From Mary Bahr: Treat teachers with respect and allow them to collaborate and succeed

Early this morning, I posted a request to math and science teachers to tell me how to attract more strong colleagues to their profession.  I received this essay from Mary Bahr before 11:00 am. Mary and I served on Florida’s … Continue reading

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If you are a Florida math or science teacher, share your ideas about how to attract more strong teachers into your profession here.

As you may have seen in this blog earlier, I think it’s time to ask strong math and science teachers for their ideas about how to attract more people like them into the teaching profession.  I’d like to see the … Continue reading

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