Tag: Paul Cottle

Back to school drives, career fairs, STEM organizations and more

Around the state: An upcoming career fair in Citrus, help for children of domestic violence survivors in Pinellas, college open houses and STEM support for Black girls. Here are details about those stories and others from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities: Pinellas: With summer break in[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Homework ban, Newpoint indictment and more

District homework ban: Marion County School Superintendent Heidi Maier is banning daily homework for the district’s 20,000 elementary school students. Instead, school officials are asking parents to read with their children for 20 minutes every night. Maier says the decision is based on research by Richard Allington, a University of Tennessee[Read More…]

Central Florida charter school helps build a STEM pipeline to universities

Florida State University is on a well-known quest to reach the top 25 in national academic rankings of public universities. That helps explain why its new president, John Thrasher, was listening to students at the Orlando Science School as they talked about spending Saturdays in the robotics lab, and doing experiments with self-heating[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Bullets on buses, STEM pitch, school district marketing & more

More on school security in Newtown aftermath. Miami Herald. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel. Florida Times Union. Florida Today. Pensacola News Journal. In Pinellas, rumors of coming violence prompt Superintendent Mike Grego to email principals, and in Hillsborough, bullets on buses, reports Tampa Bay Times here and here. School[Read More…]

STEM project in Florida taps traditional, magnet & charter schools

On his blog, Bridge to Tomorrow, Florida State University physics professor Paul Cottle laments that students aren’t getting the push they need from parents, guidance counselors and teachers to take tougher math and sciences classes in middle and high school. The result: fewer students completing degrees in STEM fields, those[Read More…]