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Like Senator Passidomo, I’m worried about the shortage of K-12 computer science teachers. I’m also worried about the shortages of teachers of Spanish, science, math, English…

Kathleen Passidomo is worried about the shortage of K-12 computer science teachers in Florida.  Passidomo is also chair of the Florida Senate’s PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee.  So when she decided to write a bill addressing the shortage of computer science teachers, … Continue reading

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Florida’s study on whether its high school level FSA exams could be replaced by SAT/ACT was rigged: An Orlando Sentinel op-ed

My op-ed on replacing Florida’s high school-level FSA exams on math and English language arts with the ACT or SAT was published in the Orlando Sentinel this morning. The op-ed addresses a study of the topic – sort of – released by … Continue reading

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The Northwest Florida 35: Leon County’s Chiles High School leads the region in preparing students for college STEM majors

Leon County’s Chiles High School does the best job preparing its students for college majors in STEM fields among 35 Northwest Florida public high schools with 100 or more 12th graders, according to an index calculated using enrollment rates for … Continue reading

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Florida STEM Career Prep Rankings for the 2017-18 school year: Seminole and Brevard Counties ranked first and second again

For the 2017-18 school year, Seminole and Brevard Counties are again ranked first and second in Florida for how well they prepare students for college majors in STEM fields. The STEM Career Prep Index accounts for the rates at which … Continue reading

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Despite a continuing sharp decline at Lincoln High School, Leon County’s physics program stabilizes

After last year’s precipitous drop in high school physics enrollment, Leon County’s physics program stabilized this year despite a continuing sharp decline at Lincoln High School, which was once the district’s best school for science. According to figures supplied by … Continue reading

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Florida district high school physics enrollment declines for third consecutive year

New data on Fall 2017 class enrollments supplied by the Florida Department of Education reveal that physics enrollments in Florida’s district high schools continued to decline for a third consecutive year.  This fall, enrollments were 3% lower than a year … Continue reading

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Do physics majors apply and go to law school? Yes – and they lead the way on the LSAT.

Do physics majors go to law school?  Yes, and they do well on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) compiles LSAT results for different majors, and occasionally an organization like the American Institute of … Continue reading

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