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Florida TaxWatch releases piece on STEM-ready high school grads

Florida TaxWatch has released my piece on ensuring that the state’s university-bound high school grads are STEM-ready. From the Florida TaxWatch “E-communique”: According to a recent report, Florida state will need “100,000 more science and technology professionals than we are … Continue reading

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Ensuring that Florida’s university-bound high school graduates are STEM-ready

When Democratic candidate for Governor Alex Sink released her education platform last week, she hit on an important point regarding the new high school graduation requirements in math and science passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by … Continue reading

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Ensure that Florida’s university-bound high school graduates are STEM-ready

According to the report Closing the Talent Gap released by the Florida Council of 100 and the Florida Chamber of Commerce in January, 2010, our state will need “100,000 more science and technology professionals than we are on track to … Continue reading

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Now that SB 4 is on the books, here is the next step

SB 4 was a good first step toward raising the science literacy of all of Florida’s high school students and establishing science as a central subject in the state.  But there is a great deal more to be done if … Continue reading

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St. Pete Times: Simply raising minimum SAT score for Bright Futures disproportionately impacts black students

The St. Pete Times is pointing out this morning that the approach that the Florida Legislature is adopting to control the costs of the Bright Futures program – raising the minimum SAT score required to 1050 from 970 – will … Continue reading

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Senate Higher Ed Appropriations panel picks their Bright Futures poison

The Senate Higher Education Appropriations Committee has decided on its own approach to curbing the exploding Bright Futures Scholarship program, and it features raising the SAT requirements for eligibility. While the plan also limits Bright Futures scholarships to a four-year … Continue reading

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Republican Bright Futures plan relies heavily on SAT scores

On Friday, Republicans in both houses of the Florida Legislature filed plans to modify the eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships by establishing a five-level system that relies heavily on SAT and ACT scores to decide the size of the Bright … Continue reading

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