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Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
Watson, John F. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Resources, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2012
In partnership with the Urban League of Greater Miami, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released "Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Miami," an in-depth study of the work rules Miami-Dade teachers. This look at the state of teacher policies in Miami-Dade County Public Schools explores the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Two Roads Diverged in a Hearing Room: Congressional Hearing on the Federal Education Budget Previews Two Possible…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Federal Aid, Public Education, Newsletters
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
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students. – 1983
This resource manual--proceedings of two task force meetings--is intended to assist Florida school districts, state agencies, and parents in the provision of special programs for students who exhibit disorders in oral or written language. As part of a continuing effort to improve services for exceptional students in Florida's public schools, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities, Oral Language
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 1999
This brochure, in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, is intended to help parents identify children who are gifted and may need an education that goes beyond what is provided in their classrooms. It focuses on eight characteristics typical of such children with examples of behaviors showing the characteristic. The characteristics are: (1)…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Behavior Patterns, Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brasgalla, June – PTA Today, 1989
Describes the experiences of a kindergarten class that conducted an extensive outdoor vegetable gardening project with the help of parent volunteers. The article presents seven steps to assist PTAs in establishing such a project and notes the value of school gardens in developing student skills. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Gardening, Kindergarten
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL. – 1990
Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this booklet describes some of the more common physical and health impairments that can affect young children. For each disability, the description generally stresses typical characteristics and special requirements. Addresses and telephone…
Descriptors: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes