Director of Construction & Technical Programs at SFC, Jane Parkin gives tour of technology facilities to Chancellor for the FL Department of Education, Rod Duckworth.
The New Chancellor for the Florida Department of Education Rod Duckworth visited Santa Fe College this morning. With a strong interest in Biotechnology, Chancellor Duckworth had the chance to see the facilities the SFC has to offer. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas reports, SFC faculty say their advanced facilites at the college set it apart from most other colleges in the nation.
An executive action to be issued by Governor Scott would reduce the number of tests Florida students are required to take. Subsequent legislation would eliminate progress-monitoring requirements, make certain exams optional and reassess how to evaluate teachers in public schools.
High school students like Taylor Christian choose to enroll in higher-level classes over elective courses to attract future college admission officers. This change in enrollment has resulted in fewer elective class periods for students to choose from.
Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015-2016 “Keep Florida Working” budget has Alachua County public school educators voicing concerns over the distribution of funds allotted to for-profit charter schools. Under his budget, charter schools receive about $125,000 more per school than their public school counterparts.