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.
On Election Day, Marion County voters will vote on Amendment 4, which calls for the millage rate to increase. The extra money will go toward school programs and teacher salaries, potentially bringing back laid-off, first-year teachers.
The new test set to replace the FCAT this March will be computer-based. Some educators are worried the test may be a disadvantage for students who are not used to working on a computer on a daily basis.
Maria Gonzalez of Dunnellon Elementary School and Grisell Santiago of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School received the Excellence in Education Award earlier this month. The annual award was sponsored by Volunteer Florida, the Florida Department of Education and the Executive Office of the Governor as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.