The State of Education
You can't live in Florida without hearing about FCAT on the news. It's a lightning rod issue, and the Florida legislature recently approved a new bill that will shake things up a bit more. We speak with a teacher, a former administrator, a researcher and a parent to learn their views on the FCAT. Host Irene Maher then introduces us to a group of leaders in Pinellas County determined help students caught in the achievement gap. Larry Elliston introduces us to tipper the dog, who's having a dog-gone good time getting kids excited to read. Also: The traditional path of high school to college to career is not always the best path for all students. This week, we explore some of the ways educators are working to get their students prepared for careers, not just prepared for graduation. Plus, we talk to those often left out of the education conversation: students.
Tipper the Reading Dog
Producer Larry Elliston recently visited with teacher Cindy Goldsworthy from Land O' Lakes. He quickly found out how her third grade class at Oakstead Elementary has greatly increased interest and participation in their reading program, and he produced this week's feature for Florida Stories.