Education Nation

Education Nation

A solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 06:40 PM EST

South Florida High Schools See No Fs for 2013

South Florida High Schools See No Fs for 2013

Nearly half of Florida's high schools are getting an A grade for the 2012-13 school year.

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:28 PM EST

"Fitness Trail": The Future of Recess?

"Fitness Trail": The Future of Recess?

The idea isn’t to replace the playground, it’s to find other ways to get kids active in between classes.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 01:16 AM EST

2 Teach for America Members Aim High in Little Haiti

2 Teach for America Members Aim High in Little Haiti

Teach for America recruits dynamic college grads like Sara Cole and Raul Mendez, trains them intensively, and they agree to spend at least two years on the job.

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 08:15 AM EST

Miami Students Receiving 120,000 Free Books

Miami Students Receiving 120,000 Free Books

Teachers and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado will be handing out more than 120,000 free books to needy children Monday.

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:50 PM EST

Florida Gets Good Marks in New Education Report Card

Florida Gets Good Marks in New Education Report Card

A new national report card on Florida’s education system shows the achievement level of students is increasing, while the performance gap for minorities is getting smaller. “We’re very, very excited by the...

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 01:48 AM EST

School Leaders Want More Time Before New Tests

School Leaders Want More Time Before New Tests

The state of Florida evaluates teacher performance based, in part, on the principal's observations and on how well the teacher's students score on the FCAT and the end-of-course exams.

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM EST

Schools Launch Website for Digital Gadgets

Schools Launch Website for Digital Gadgets

Digital learning for all is the model, getting there is expensive but no longer a dream. The superintendent told us the bond issue passed by voters last year will help buy about 140,000 laptops for families that...

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 09:31 PM EST

Miami-Dade Schools Open Store for Homeless Students

Miami-Dade Schools Open Store for Homeless Students

Everything on the shelves is donated and reserved for homeless kids in Miami-Dade's school system.

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 09:48 PM EST

Students Learn To Be Their Own Boss at Homestead High

Students Learn To Be Their Own Boss at Homestead High

The students at Homestead High's "Entrepreneurship Academy" are making their own shirts and then selling them to learn about business.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 08:15 PM EST

Broward Changing Guidelines for Handling Misbehavior at School

Broward Changing Guidelines for Handling Misbehavior at School

The county leads the state in number of students arrested on campuses