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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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Requiring biology, chemistry AND physics for university admission – Is it nuts?

It is only a matter of time until the Florida Legislature makes university funding partly contingent on the number of STEM degrees produced – including at the bachelors’ degree level.  Of course, a university’s outputs (number of high quality bachelors’ … 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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High school diplomas in Texas tighten up on chemistry, physics

The State of Texas will be tightening up the science requirements for its high school diplomas in the near future.  Texas has a differentiated diploma program, and both its “Recommended High School Program” (RHSP) diploma and “Distinguished Achievement Program” (DAP) … Continue reading

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Is “college readiness” enough to ensure an adequate supply of scientists, engineers and health professionals?

If you’re an aficionado of education policy, you’re familiar with the lament that many or most of the high school graduates who arrive on college campuses are, in the words of a new report released by the National Center for … Continue reading

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Letter on the clean energy industry and educating the scientists and engineers we need to keep it fed

The Florida Clean Energy Summit will be held tomorrow in Orlando.  The idea of the summit is to produce a legislative agenda for promoting the clean energy industry in Florida.  Several of the state’s newspapers published editorials supporting the summit … Continue reading

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