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Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2014
In a recent report entitled "All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement,": the Commission on Youth Voting & Civic Knowledge concluded that civic education is a shared responsibility of schools and other institutions. Data suggests, however, that more work is required to provide all young people with the…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), 2014
Preparing the next generation of Americans to engage in their communities civically and politically is a shared responsibility. Although civic education takes place every day in homes and community centers, our nation's K-12 schools are in a unique position to nurture and reinforce the civic development of all young people. States influence their…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Beech, Marty – Florida Department of Education, 2010
This document updates "Accommodations: Assisting Students with Disabilities. A Guide for Educators," published by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in 2003. This document is written to assist school district personnel and parents when making decisions about the use of accommodations by students with disabilities in instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, State Standards
Cline, Shannon; Cronin-Jones, Linda; Johnson, Courtney; Hakverdi, Meral; Penwell, Rebecca – 2002
Schoolyard ecosystem programs, such as mini-farms, gardens, or nature trails on school grounds, are usually designed to promote greater insight and understanding of ecological relationships and develop an appreciation of an individual's responsibility for environmental quality. This paper focuses on evaluation practices of schoolyard habitat…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Involvement, Community Support, Ecology
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2002
This paper provides assistance to Florida school districts regarding the development of their extended school year (ESY) policies and procedures for students with disabilities as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act and Florida statutes. Following a brief section providing background information, 27 questions and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Finance
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2001
This technical assistance paper is intended to provide updated guidance for Florida educators of students with disabilities concerning changes in identification, free appropriate public education (FAPE), placement, or dismissal from special education. Following an introductory section presenting the background, purpose, and relevant terms, the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
2001
This document features lesson plans for teachers and students on Florida's water resources. The guide is divided into four grade levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each grade level includes objectives, guides, and five lesson plans. K-2 lesson plans include: (1) "We Are Water"; (2) "Why Water is Extra Special"; (3) "Water's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Lesson Plans, Pollution
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2001
This paper addresses issues related to Medicaid-reimbursable nursing services covered under the Florida Medicaid Certified School Match Program and the federal Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in coordination with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Following a brief section providing background information, 23 questions and answers…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Taylor-Furbee, Sondra, Comp.; Kellenberger, Betsy, Comp. – 2001
The annual "Florida Library Directory with Statistics" is intended to be a tool for library staff to present vital statistical information on budgets, collections, and services to local, state, and national policymakers. As with previous editions, this 2001 edition includes the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and other information…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2000
These two technical assistance papers are designed to provide further clarification to Florida school districts regarding the completion of matrices for students with disabilities and on the documentation of the amount of services a student receives on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The "Matrix of Services" is used to…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Disabilities, Documentation, Elementary Secondary Education
SMART Schools Clearinghouse, Tallahassee, FL. – 2000
This booklet provides best practice recommendations for building functional and frugal schools in Florida. Seventeen best practice construction recommendations are addressed, including recommendations for sitework, concrete, masonry, metals, wood and plastics, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, equipment, furnishings,…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2000
This brief guide explains the use of testing accommodations for students with a disability participating in state or district educational assessments under federal and Florida state law. These include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Florida Administrative Code. Planning…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
Miller, Greg, Ed. – 2000
These proceedings contain 48 presentations and 15 poster abstracts. Papers include "Computer Tasks Required in Selected Undergraduate Agriculture Courses" (Johnson, Ferguson, Vokinnns, Lester); "College of Agriculture Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Technologies in Teaching" (Dooley, Murphy); "Steering Through Turbulent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Educational Facilities. – 2000
This document presents Florida's educational facility inventory process and guidelines school districts can use for reporting their facilities information. It includes access information to the Office of Educational Facilities Information System program which contains facility information reported by districts for all public schools, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Districts
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2000
This paper provides guidelines (based on the 1997 Amendments of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) to Florida educators concerning reevaluation procedures for students with disabilities. The first section defines reevaluation as the process of determining the following: whether a student continues to have a disability; present levels…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation
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