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Florida Students

'Resounding Negative Perception'

The Orlando Sentinel | Leslie Postal | Posted 12.20.2012 | Miami

The State Board of Education looked prepared to vote -- without discussion or debate -- when board member John Padget pointed out a passage on page 16...

Florida Sets Math, Reading Goals Based On Race, Ethnicity

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Just a few weeks after a similar move by Virginia was met with controversy, Florida has also adopted achievement standards based on race and ethnicity...

We Need Economic Democracy on Campuses in Miami and Across the Nation

Jonas Mafirsu | Posted 09.01.2012 | Miami
Jonas Mafirsu

When we see education as a commodity, as something with a market and as something competitive, we are hurting ourselves. What students need, what universities need, and what societies need are the same: true democracy.

Tales of a UCF Grad: The Commencement Speech You Won't Want to Hear

Anna V. Eskamani | Posted 06.25.2012 | Miami
Anna V. Eskamani

Does it make sense to build a new state university when so many are already experiencing short falls? The actions of both our state legislature and Governor have left the class of 2012 scarred.

Rise In Homeless Students Stifles Florida Town

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Zach Montgomery's dad plugs in the electric skillet and opens the cardboard box containing tonight's dinner. The liquid from the ca...

WATCH: Why Schools Are Serving Lunch At 9:30 A.M.

Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

Who hasn't had their share of cold pizza for breakfast? But for high school students across Florida, their 9:30 a.m. meal is no makeshift breakfast fr...