Flurry Of Ed Bills Get House Backing But Face Long Odds In Senate

The Florida House has approved several education bills changing everything from the way students can transfer to how how quickly they can advance in school. But some of those proposals face opposition in the Senate when they get there. Democratic Representative Steve Geller sums up his party’s sentiment about the education bills. “It’s a pattern…

FSBA #FridayFive – Week of Feb. 15, 2016

1.    Google defends use of student data:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/02/16/google-says-it-tracks-personal-student-data-but-not-for-advertising/ 2.    Should Computer Education Cover More Than Coding: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/15/465467155/should-computer-education-cover-more-than-just-coding 3.    Math Abilities on the Rise:  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/the-math-revolution/426855/ 4.    High Tech training in central Florida schools:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/technology/os-advanced-manufacturing-orlando-presence-20160215-story.html 5.    Two new poems by J.R.R. Tolkien discovered: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35585467