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State toughens teacher standards

Posted: January 25, 2014 - 11:16pm

MIAMI | Those hoping to teach in Florida schools will face a tougher road to the classroom come March. That’s when a decision by the State Board of Education this week to significantly increase passing certification scores goes into effect.

Those hoping to work in professional and early childhood education, as well as those teaching math and English as a second language will be affected. Educators raised the scores for science in 2012.

Florida deputy education commissioner Juan Copa told The Miami Herald the change comes as part of a promise Florida made in 2010 to toughen its certification standards when it applied for $700 million in federal funds.

He said about a fifth of those who take the $200 Professional Education exam are expected to fail the first time.

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cactus58
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cactus58 01/26/14 - 01:15 am
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Why take a Professional

Why take a Professional Education exam? Teachers in DCPS are not treated as professionals. What a joke.

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the_yes_man 01/26/14 - 11:43 am
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Maybe if they didn't speak

Maybe if they didn't speak Ebonics they would be.

Jsackerson
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Jsackerson 01/27/14 - 08:38 pm
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My The yes man. That was what

My The yes man. That was what I would call a rank generalization and a racist comment if I ever saw one.

At least now I know what you are and what your point of view is when ever I read one of your postings in the future.

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saltmarsh cracker 01/31/14 - 11:31 am
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To Yes Man and

To Yes Man and Jsackerson…check out Lorenzo Dow Turner's research on and writings about the "Gullah" speakers of the low country.
Our Ft George Island is probably the most southern island in the low country chain.
"Sambo" and "Phoebe" were names given to children based on their birth order and/or the day of the week they were born.
Now hug, shake hands, and continue posting.

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