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Florida’s RTTT Implementation Committees: They may be looking for you

Thanks to Ken Shacter for pointing this out: The Florida Department of Education is looking for volunteers to serve on it Race to the Top Implementation Committees.  Take a look at the menu of committees here, and see if one … Continue reading

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FEA President Andy Ford in the Sentinel: On Race to the Top, “The real fun begins now”

No kidding. Take a look at the article in today’s Orlando Sentinel.

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RTTT and STEM in Florida: Will it matter?

Curriculum Matters published a summary of the STEM initiatives in the winning RTTT Round 2 proposals.  CM blogger Erik Robelen pronounced all the winning states’ STEM plans “substantive.”  Here is how he summarized Florida’s initiative: Florida will hire 20 STEM … Continue reading

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Florida wins RTTT Round 2

Florida joins Massachusetts, New York, Hawaii, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. as 2nd round winners. Florida’s prize is $700 million. Coverage from the Orlando Sentinel.

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Florida, Maryland trade trash talk after RTTT presentations

Governor Crist and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley traded good-natured jabs after their RTTT presentations in Washington on Wednesday.  Check out the St. Pete Times report here.

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RTTT Round 2: Florida advances

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today that Florida and 18 other jurisdictions (17 states plus DC) have advanced to the finals of the RTTT Round 2 competition. He also said that the $3.4 billion remaining should fund “about 12 … Continue reading

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Florida Board of Education Common Core vote unanimous

The Florida Board of Education voted 7-0 this morning to adopt the Common Core standards in language arts and math (coverage at Gradebook).  Adoption is more or less required to remain competitive in the Round 2 Race to the Top … Continue reading

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