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Hagert, Celia – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2007
In this testimony Celia Hagert, senior policy analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities, testifies in support of CSHB 454, which relates to the provision of free lunch and breakfast to all enrolled students in certain school districts and campuses. Houston Independent School District (HISD) started serving free breakfast to all students…
Descriptors: School Districts, Breakfast Programs, Nutrition, Costs
Flygare, Thomas J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1988
Outlines U.S. District Court Judge Kovachevich's decision to return the Ray boys in Desoto County, Florida, to the classroom. These three children, Randy, Richard, and Robert, are hemophiliacs who have been exposed to the disease Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. They had been excluded from the classrooms and came to national attention as a…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1983
This technical report describes the development of the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), an instrument designed to measure Florida college students' achievement of the computation and communication skills expected by the completion of their sophomore year. Section I covers CLAST's background and purpose, the requirement that all students…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Item Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Scoring
Fuhrman, Susan; And Others – 1979
School finance reform has reflected, over the last 10 years, the changing relationship between education and state government. Emerging from the case histories presented here is the conclusion that, gradually, the barriers separating education policymakers from general government have been lowered. At the same time, the fragmentation among…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Finance Reform
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. – 1995
This report serves as an overview of intellectual property law, policies, and practices as they relate to distance learning. It seeks to provide background information and direction for the Florida Distance Learning Network and the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission's Task Force on Telecommunications. Several of the technologies used in…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 1999
This Congressional hearing included presentations from several Title I educators and administrators who provided information on what Title I really looks like at the local level and what special challenges they face. Statements were made by a Florida elementary school principal, a Pennsylvania school superintendent, the Coordinator for Title I…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth
Conroy, Barbara – 1980
The statewide plan for the continuing education of Florida library and media personnel described in this document is intended to increase the ability of those personnel to provide timely, accurate information and efficient library service to Florida citizens. The goals of the plan and its proposed activities are outlined, including the linking of…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Librarians, Library Associations
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1984
Provided in this document are the text of H.R. 4971, a record of testimony offered in a congressional hearing, and a wide variety of supplemental materials. H.R. 4971 is a bill to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1985 through 1989 and for other purposes. Numerous…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advisory Committees, Advocacy, Children
Gomez, Andres S. – 1981
This paper urges colleges to take an active role in the political decision-making process and uses the lobbying efforts of Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) as an example. The paper first notes the inability of the Florida community colleges to foster a concise public image, the concomitant lack of attention paid by the state legislature to the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Role, Committees, Community Colleges
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students. – 1983
The manual is intended to help Florida teachers of homebound or hospitalized children cope with the unusual demands of the position. Difficulties faced by such teachers are noted, including low student motivation, parents' need for support, and a setting not conducive to learning. A brief history of homebound educational services is followed by an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Homebound, Hospitalized Children
Florida State Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee. Board of Building Codes and Standards. – 1990
Accessibilty features of buildings and facilities provide the opportunity for handicapped persons in the community to become more self-reliant and independent; barrier-free design can enable a person with disabilities to achieve his or her potential for contributions to society. In 1989, the Florida Legislature passed a bill mandating changes to…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Architecture, Building Design, Design Requirements
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development. – 1998
This document contains the 1998 Florida adult education program courses standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for major adult and literacy programs, as well as programs for workplace readiness skills, and special programs for the diverse population served in this area. Each program courses standard is composed of two…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Literacy, Adult Students
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students. – 1994
This paper is designed to assist school district personnel in implementing revised Florida regulations concerning student performance standards and graduation requirements for Special Diplomas for certain exceptional students. The revised regulations call for provision of a diploma option based upon demonstrated employment and community…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Experience
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 1999
Florida's Performance Assessment System for Students with Disabilities (PASSD) is a response to growing demands that students with disabilities be included in school evaluation and accountability efforts through alternate assessments. Chapter 1 introduces PASSD and provides background information. It notes that the focus of PASSD is noncategorical…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Disabilities
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging. – 1980
The problem of senior citizens in Florida who need to work are chronicled in this third part of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Work after 65 hearings, conducted in Orlando, Florida, in July, 1980. During the Florida hearing, representatives of various government programs for senior citizens, professors of education and economics and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Demography