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"florida virtual school" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus

Huddle Up with Gus

08:14 min | 9 months ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on Huddle Up with Gus

"To this week's hot up with gusts fifteen year. Nfl quarterback gus for rotten passion for sports has taken him on the field and behind. The benches play for seven nfl franchises with one hundred fourteen. Td's under his belt gusts knows who the players are and how the games are won it every day. You get to hang out with an nfl quarterback up old case sports bands from the deck and plush sixteen bernie one digital studios. It's chinstraps block one to let me everyone. Welcome to another episode of huddle up with gus. I'm your host gusts route fifteen year. Nfl quarterback i wanna thank sixteen thirty one digital news for having me In their studio today and also. I wanna thank sounder. fm For letting me join their new podcast network I look forward to all the great things that they are doing in the future. And i wanna thank Manscaping as well for letting us come on. Do some great commercials. You heard that one at the beginning And so manscaping You know go to manscaping checkout my code gus for at f. r. e. r. o. T. t. and you can get twenty percent off and free shipping on all your products so go to man's game check it out so today's guest. We we talked to his father Few months back not too long ago he was out in colorado We are now talking to assign. I think this is our first father. Son duo that we had on the show. So i'm excited about that Joining us today as pro golfer. Taylor font also went to texas Played some golf there. Taylor how you doing today doing great great. I just got back from vegas and at beautiful day here in austin and day. Yeah so you got some big shoes to fill. We've had some great. You know guests on from texas including matthew mcconaughey. Hey and ricky williams so You know your your first Celebrity golfer for from texas so How are you doing in and tell me a little bit about growing up in. I'm not sure how to say. How do you say that pomp verde florida. Is that right Pontevedra there you go. I i need a floridian to tell me how to say that. I'm from pittsburgh. So it's funny on the i team. When are they announcers. Do we get point verde. We'd be drug said it. We get it all but yeah it's pontevedra vedra nice and so tell me about. I mean it sounds like you didn't really spend too much time there. I know you were home schooled because your family traveled with your data everywhere. He went on tour. Yeah i think. We traveled an average of twenty eight to thirty weeks a year out now until i went to college. We had out of blast traveling mended twenty two countries and all around the united states. It was a drink untrue traveled. I think i would've hated being home schooled. If i'd say home the whole time and but because we're on the road with my dad and are surrounded by professional athletes business winners great so you can understand what all these kids went through this last year and twenty twenty one. Adebayo virtually lobby. Yes so that was. That was pretty cool. So who did all the teaching in your household and my mom taught me Until i was in high school. And then i did. Florida virtual school. And then my sister's four years day added florida virtual school two middle schools walls once she got middle school. She did for virtual. So when you were young i mean. I'm sure you're on a golf course from the time you can remember Were there other sports. You played as well. I'm sure that You were doing other things as well when you were growing up our so small growing up. my growth legend fully open saw supposed to be five and i got on earth mounds and has skyrocketed nine inches in a year but until near until freshman year high school i was a under fauci tall and So the only position. I really play was catcher playing baseball and golf but i played golf and way too small to play football or basketball. Well there's been a lot of small people play those sports right. It's just You know i. Hey if i was. My dad was a golfer going up. I probably wouldn't do much else either. you know he he may me go. I mean i broke my neck and ninth grade and i still played football so you know. My dad was a mill guys. Like get your ass out there. But you know it's it's pretty amazing so windy. Remember really like honing in on your swing because if you were if you grew nine inches in one year you're swing. Had a change. Dramatically had changed. My clubs had changed my swing It actually created a lot of bad habits and What's interesting about it is. I really didn't think too golf seriously until high school. I was always around it with my dad and always hitting balls playing. But until i made the team out of my high school i was able to play for local public high school under the tim. Tiba role kind of being home schooled in once. I made that team my freshman year. I started taking it seriously scan reagan. I started growing. And i wouldn't get it off until my junior year just because i got in so many bad habits from growing inches near right. Well i'll tell you this. I didn't play quarterback until i was a junior in high school either so We got that going for. Yeah so what was that. Like when you know your home schooled and then all of a sudden you gotta go play on this This kind of like high school team right where you're not in school with these guys but then did it. Take you out to kinda socialize and get to know those guys from this kind hidden balls and being on the golf course around in many ways Now when i went to football games and went to the other high school sporting stuff. Who's kind of interesting. Because ed their friend national school and then me. But i was pretty sociable. I was able to fit in pretty quick and had a nice friend group grownup. Oh that's pretty cool yeah. I'm sure that there's a some some good and bad things that go with that You know obviously socialization but getting to see twenty-five countries. Which one do you remember. Most of my childhood with my dad south africa was probably my favorite trip We had we went to the president's cup over there and then we went to city She got her name shootout. We went on a safari. We saw that africa was gorgeous. And then obviously all the trips in ireland and scotland really fun and then most recently. My professional career have been the police Austria south america and those were pretty neat assurances as well. What is the biggest difference when you play here in the us compared to other countries a lot of difference or not really depends on the country. I mean i went to austrian. It just felt like i was in seattle washington. Type deal on notre lines saw. Then you go to scotland ireland and it's blown fifty. It's cold and it's got to run the ball up completely different game You gotta gotta hit that stinger. Yeah and then you go down to south america in sperm fast and it's really is different but you can kind of find every type of course in america or country sort of earth's but and i've been lucky enough to be around the country everywhere but it's definitely.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

06:40 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Phones in just moment. 8666 10 6397 1st We have Natalie with the Trending story Morning. Natalie. Good morning. Prime MasterCard Busy investigating sexual abuse claims against the adult video website porn hub. In a statement, MasterCard confirmed that they're working with the sights. Parent company Mind geek to review accusations. That the website has featured in fact videos of child abuse and sexual assault. Following that, Visa says it's doing pretty much the same thing and reviewing its ties to the business. While porn hub has denied any wrongdoing, both MasterCard and Visa threatened to stop supporting the website if the claims are substantiated. That story was revealing no pun intended in this regard for May, so I was trying to figure out okay, What's real and what isn't you know what is it that they would cut ties with this site versus over versus You know what's just kind of like cool, normal divine tree that takes place there, I guess. And they were said that every video that's up what it is scant. And it dawned on Main first Imagine being these people. They're the professional porn watchers. I guess the second thing is They're theoretically screening. Or something. That would be raper molestation. In Yeah. They're the arbiters of them. How would they necessarily? I mean, just I don't wanna travel down that path anymore than I already have. But that to me was Something else that made me go? Yes, Disturbance. Good way of putting. It definitely made me go. All right? Now, something else that you might say, is a bit disturbing the failure rate for students in South border So in the fall assessment, the first report we received, we saw That the overall increase the percentage increase in students in South Board of failing Right now, compared to this time last year and Broward, it's up. By 275% Miami Day. 225% more students Palm Beach County 367% increase basically one in 10 or more students failing in south border right now. So what's behind this? Joining us is surely surely welcome to the show. Good morning. Um, I'm calling Um, as parents passed parent and I'm also calling as a teacher was 30 some years experience in teaching. So I've followed this educational system for a lot of years. Sure, And this is this should be an expected conclusion off a plan. And I'll tell you and how I could tell you longer than you want to know. And when you say that's all the time you have all hush back in 1963 school systems really began changing. They went through modern math. Oh, well after a number of years that didn't work. Modern masters wasn't good. So they went on through that. And then they came up with this wonderful common core. And now your governor of this state, which is not my home state. You're going around this state is saying he sees that come and corn needs to be taken out of the schools. Well, then the pandemic comes along. And everything is thrown up in the air. They've tried everything, however, because of common core and because the way things have been taught They're not going to be able to attach students in these many ways they have tried This is not the way to teach Children. Parents aren't trained to teach them at home. And they've gone through all these processes of different things that didn't work. Is surely you just hit on something. I appreciate the call and thank you for your your experience your background as well. You hit on something that I think is a really valid point in this greater conversation. That is People that are tasked with doing what they're doing, You know, from the onset when we went to the online education We saw the many teachers not really sure how to do the online education one because it was new technology to them something they weren't trained in two. That's not how they were trained to teach one thing that I've not discussed that I've done a lot of research on the reason I haven't discussed it is on having been able to come to an analytical conclusion. But I have my idea based upon what I have figured out so far. If you take a look at Fort is virtual school, Florida's virtual school has been producing better results over the past two years. Higher graduation rates better outcomes. Generally, it didn't use to be that way. But it has gone that way. More recently, what I was trying to figure out is why is it That Fort is virtual school, which necessarily is online by purpose. Why is that doing well? And why is it that we see most kids perform worse? Being online being educated than they do in the classroom. Again still inconclusive. Part of what seems to be the case. The people that are actually trained on the equipment to educate that way. If you take a Trish old classroom educator, and you put them in this new virtual environment that's a whole different skill set a whole different way to try to connect and that could take time. If they even end up being effective in that environment, and I do think that in supplying a role as well, they talk about the curriculum and everything else in the in the role of plays in it. So you know, one thing that I do think is noteworthy, and now we see every single school district. Thankfully, that is prioritizing class from education. We knew. From the onset. But when I say the onset, at least from early summer, the science was in favor of classroom education. We saw that. Only 12% of students were performing better online than in the classroom. 60% of students were performing worse online. Well, I mean, that would necessarily tell you that if you continue to play that out, you're going to get similar results, and that's exactly what we've seen. So the covert slide really, you know, pretty much students falling back a great letter. Because everybody's doing a little bit worse. I do think there's responsibility and certain extent with parents having kids ready, But I also think the biggest failure involved was denying the science by the education establishment early on and not prioritizing classroom education as soon as possible. The right back. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. Next bright mud show NewsRadio six n W A. I OT progressive percent get pumped.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on KCRW

"Hoffmeister is Oklahoma State superintendent of public instruction. He's leading an effort to review epics accreditation. At the same time, the school's contract to operate in Oklahoma is being reconsidered. That's after a recent state investigation accused epic of funneling millions of public dollars into the pockets of its co founders and misusing funds meant for student instruction, Among other things. Africa's denied most of the allegations, but they've run out of goodwill with regulators like Hoffmeister in the state Department of Education. We have a pattern of practice that is Unacceptable. It has to be changed. Now. A special counsel is investigating possible criminal wrongdoing, and the state school board is trying to claw back more than $11 million in public funding. Charter schools don't always have to report how they spend public money that's made investigating epic a challenge. The state says epic is withheld financial records from investigators. But Epic argues its for profit management company doesn't have to share that information. It says it never has in the past. Nobody told us about wrong vitals. We couldn't do that. That's epics Attorney Bill Hickman at a recent school board meeting. Because of the long appeals process, and the chance for a settlement ethic will stay in session for the rest of the year, at least, and probably beyond if it agrees to make some changes. In the meantime, state leaders like Hoffmeister have this message for kids and families. Instruction is going to continue. We want to see students successful. We understand the incredible need during a pandemic, especially parent, Mandy Brauer is relieved to hear that She thinks epics learning model is worth it, and family should ignore the controversy. You know, it's just stay the course we can do this. Just keep going like nothing is happening. That's exactly what Brower and her two daughters plan to do. For NPR news. I'm Robbie course in Oklahoma City. Well as we listened along to that story, our colleague Anya Kamenetz, from our education team was listening along still with us, too. And onion. I will tell you One thing that struck me was the mom who sounds really, really happy that her kids have these schools is an option. That's right, you know, And in some ways, it's a testament to just how our public schools have struggled to pivot and offer online and hybrid learning. But I think even after the pandemic once these families have tried online, learning, there might be a growing number of them who want to stick with it. For example, I hear about kids with school anxiety or a DHD who have experienced bullying or harassment. And are happier learning at home. Well, if they're here to stay, Is there anything systemic? That should be done could be done to hold these virtual charter schools more accountable. So we're talking about two decades of chronic issues and problems, just like the ones described it epic right now what the watchdogs and experts in the field told me is that you're gonna have to really overhaul the incentive structure, maybe even the whole business model of virtual schools in order for them to operate in a better way. It might make more sense to funding schools, for example. Basement student performance versus simply head count. Or you could look at virtual schools like Florida Virtual school. It's a public school operated by the state. There's no for profit company involved, and those students actually do better than the state average on end of course, exams and AP exams, for example. So you know, there are ways to do this better. But whether companies like epic or K 12 ink change their stripes is a whole other question. Anya Kamenetz of the NPR Education team. Thank you. Thanks, Mary Louise.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Joy Hoffmeister is Oklahoma State superintendent of public instruction. He's leading an effort to review epics accreditation. At the same time, the school's contract to operate in Oklahoma is being reconsidered. That's after a recent state investigation accused epic of funneling millions of public dollars into the pockets of its co founders and misusing funds meant for student instruction, Among other things. Africa's denied most of the allegations, but they've run out of goodwill with regulators like Hoffmeister in the state Department of Education. We have a pattern of practice that is Unacceptable. It has to be changed. Now. A special counsel is investigating possible criminal wrongdoing, and the state school board is trying to claw back more than $11 million in public funding. Charter schools don't always have to report how they spend public money that's made investigating epic a challenge. The state says epic has withheld financial records from investigators. But Epic argues its for profit management company doesn't have to share that information. It says it never has in the past. Nobody told us about wrong. Nobody told us we couldn't do that. That's epics Attorney Bill Hickman at a recent school board meeting. Because of the long appeals process, and the chance for a settlement epic will stay in session for the rest of the year, at least and probably beyond if it agrees to make some changes. In the meantime, state leaders like Hoffmeister have this message for kids and families. Instruction is going to continue. We want to see students successful. We understand the incredible need during a pandemic, especially parent, Mandy Brauer is relieved to hear that She thinks epics learning model is worth it, and family should ignore the controversy. You know, it's just stay the course we can do this. Just keep going like nothing is happening. That's exactly what Brower and her two daughters plan to do. For NPR news. I'm Robbie course in Oklahoma City. Well as we listened along to that story, our colleague Anya Kamenetz, from our education team was listening along still with us, too. And onion. I will tell you One thing that struck me was the mom who sounds really, really happy that her kids have these schools is an option. That's right, you know, And in some ways, it's a testament to just how our public schools have struggled to pivot and offer online and hybrid learning. But I think even after the pandemic once these families have tried online, learning, there might be a growing number of them who want to stick with it. For example, I hear about kids with school anxiety or a DHD who have experienced bullying or harassment. And are happier learning at home. Well, if they're here to stay, Is there anything systemic? That should be done could be done to hold these virtual charter schools more accountable. So we're talking about two decades of chronic issues and problems, just like the ones described with epic right now what the watchdogs and experts in the field told me is that you're gonna have to really overhaul the incentive structure, maybe even the whole business model of virtual schools in order for them to operate in a better way. It might make more sense to funding schools, for example. Based on student performance versus simply head count, Or you could look at virtual schools like Florida Virtual school. It's a public school operated by the state. There's no for profit company involved, and those students actually do better than the state average on end of course, exams and AP exams, for example. So you know, there are ways to do this better. But whether companies like epic or K 12 ink change their stripes is a whole other question. Anya Kamenetz of the NPR Education team. Thank you. Thanks, Mary Louise This'll is NPR news. And good evening. This.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Joy Hoffmeister is Oklahoma State superintendent of public instruction. He's leading an effort to review epics accreditation. At the same time, the school's contract to operate in Oklahoma is being reconsidered. That's after a recent state investigation accused epic of funneling millions of public dollars into the pockets of its co founders and misusing funds meant for student instruction, Among other things. Africa's denied most of the allegations, but they've run out of goodwill with regulators like Hoffmeister in the state Department of Education. We have a pattern of practice that is unacceptable. It has to be changed. Now a special counsel is investigating possible criminal wrongdoing, and the state school board is trying to claw back more than $11 million in public funding. Charter schools don't always have to report how they spend public money that's made investigating epic a challenge. The state says epic is withheld financial records from investigators. But Epic argues its for profit management company doesn't have to share that information. It says it never has in the past, and nobody told us about wrong. Nobody told us we couldn't do that. That's epics. Attorney Bill Hickman at a recent school board meeting because of the long appeals process, and the chance for a settlement ethic will stay in session for the rest of the year, at least and probably beyond if it agrees to make some changes. In the meantime, state leaders like Hofmeister have this message for kids and families. Instruction is going to continue. We want to see students successful. We understand. The incredible need during a panda neck, especially parent, Mandy Brauer is relieved to hear that she thinks epics learning model is worth it. And family should ignore the controversy. You know, it's just stay the course we can do this. Just keep going like nothing is happening. That's exactly what Brower and her two daughters plan to do. For NPR news. I'm Robbie course in Oklahoma City. Well as we listened along to that story, our colleague Anya Kamenetz, from our education team was listening along still with us, too. And onion. I will tell you One thing that struck me was the mom who sounds really, really happy that her kids have these schools is an option. That's right, you know, And in some ways, it's a testament to just how our public schools have struggled to pivot and offer online and hybrid learning. But I think even after the pandemic once these families have tried online, learning, there might be a growing number of them who want to stick with it. For example, I hear about kids with school anxiety already HD who have experienced bullying or harassment. And are happier learning at home. Well, if they're here to stay, is there anything systemic that should be done could be done to hold these virtual charter schools more accountable. So we're talking about two decades of chronic issues and problems just like the ones described with epic right now what the watchdogs and experts in the field told me is that you're going to have to really overhaul the incentive structure, maybe even the whole business model of virtual schools in order for them to operate in a better way. It might make more sense to fund the schools, for example. Based on student performance versus simply head count, Or you could look at virtual schools like Florida Virtual school. It's a public school operated by the state. There's no for profit company involved, and those students actually do better than the state average on end of course, exams and AP exams, for example. So you know, there are ways to do this better. But whether companies like epic or K 12 ink change their stripes is a whole other question on your cabinets of the NPR education team. Thank you. Thanks. Mary Louise.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on KCRW

"Joy Hoffmeister is Oklahoma State superintendent of public instruction. He's leading an effort to review epics accreditation. At the same time, the school's contract to operate in Oklahoma is being reconsidered. That's after a recent state investigation accused epic of funneling millions of public dollars into the pockets of its co founders. And misusing funds meant for student instruction, Among other things. Efficacy denied most of the allegations. But they've run out of goodwill with regulators like Hoffmeister in the state Department of Education. We have a pattern. Of practice that is unacceptable. It has to be changed. Now. A special counsel is investigating possible criminal wrongdoing, and the state school board is trying to claw back more than $11 million in public funding. Charter schools don't always have to report how they spend public money that's made investigating epic a challenge. The state says epic has withheld financial records from investigators. But Epic argues its for profit management company doesn't have to share that information. It says it never has in the past. Nobody told us about wrong. Nobody told us we couldn't do that. That's epics Attorney Bill Hickman at a recent school board meeting. Because of the long appeals process and the chance for a settlement ethical stay in session for the rest of the year, at least, and probably beyond, if it agrees to make some changes. In the meantime, state leaders like Hoffmeister have this message for kids and families. Instruction is going to continue. We want to see students successful. We understand the incredible need during a pandemic, especially parent, Mandy Brauer is relieved to hear that She thinks epics learning model is worth it, and family should ignore the controversy. You know, it's just stay the course we can do this. Just keep going like nothing is happening. That's exactly what Brower and her two daughters plan to do. For NPR news. I'm Robbie course in Oklahoma City. Well as we listened along to that story, our colleague Anya Kamenetz, from our education team was listening along still with us, too. And onion. I will tell you One thing that struck me was the mom who sounds really, really happy that her kids have these schools is an option. That's right, you know, And in some ways, it's a testament to just how our public schools have struggled to pivot and offer online and hybrid learning. But I think even after the pandemic once these families have tried online, learning, there might be a growing number of them who want to stick with it. For example, I hear about kids with school anxiety or a DHD who have experienced bullying or harassment. And are happier learning at home. Well, if they're here to stay, Is there anything systemic? That should be done could be done to hold these virtual charter schools more accountable. So we're talking about two decades of chronic issues and problems, just like the ones described it epic right now. What the watchdogs and experts in the field told me is that you're going to have to really overhaul the incentive structure, maybe even the whole business model of virtual schools in order for them to operate in a better way. It might make more sense to funding schools, for example. Based on student performance versus simply head count, Or you could look at virtual schools like Florida Virtual school. It's a public school operated by the state. There's no for profit company involved, and those students actually do better than the state average on end of course, exams and AP exams, for example. So you know, there are ways to do this better. But whether companies like epic or K 12 ink change their stripes is a whole other question on your cabinets of the NPR education team. Thank you. Thanks. Mary Louise This'll is NPR news Bank. Directed by David Fincher, Starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J..

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Joy Hoffmeister is Oklahoma State superintendent of public instruction. He's leading an effort to review epics accreditation. At the same time, the school's contract to operate in Oklahoma is being reconsidered. That's after a recent state investigation accused epic of funneling millions of public dollars into the pockets of its co founders and misusing funds meant for student instruction, Among other things. Africa's denied most of the allegations, but they've run out of goodwill with regulators like Hoffmeister in the state Department of Education. We have a pattern of practice that is Unacceptable. It has to be changed. Now. A special counsel is investigating possible criminal wrongdoing, and the state school board is trying to claw back more than $11 million in public funding. Charter schools don't always have to report how they spend public money that's made investigating epic a challenge. The state says epic has withheld financial records from investigators. But Epic argues its for profit management company doesn't have to share that information. It says it never has in the past. Nobody told us about wrong. Nobody told us we couldn't do that. That's epics Attorney Bill Hickman at a recent school board meeting. Because of the long appeals process and the chance for a settlement ethical stay in session for the rest of the year, at least, and probably beyond, if it agrees to make some changes. In the meantime, state leaders like Hofmeister have this message for kids and families instruction. Is going to continue. We want to see students successful. We understand the incredible need during a pandemic, especially parent, Mandy Brauer is relieved to hear that. She thinks epics learning model is worth it, and family should ignore the controversy. You know, it's just stay the course we can do this. Just keep going like nothing is happening. That's exactly what Brower and her two daughters plan to do. For NPR news. I'm Robbie course in Oklahoma City. Well as we listened along to that story, our colleague Anya Kamenetz, from our education team was listening along still with us, too. And onion. I will tell you One thing that struck me was the mom who sounds really, really happy that her kids have these schools is an option. That's right, you know, And in some ways, it's a testament to just how our public schools have struggled to pivot and offer online and hybrid learning. But I think even after the pandemic once these families have tried online, learning, there might be a growing number of them who want to stick with it. For example, I hear about kids with school anxiety or a DHD who have experienced bullying or harassment. And are happier learning at home. Well, if they're here to stay, is there anything systemic that should be done could be done to hold these virtual charter schools more accountable. So we're talking about two decades of chronic issues and problems just like the ones described with epic right now what the watchdogs and experts in the field told me is that you're going to have to really overhaul the incentive structure, maybe even the whole business model of virtual schools in order for them to operate in a better way. It might make more sense to funding schools, for example. Based on student performance versus simply head count, Or you could look at virtual schools like Florida Virtual school. It's a public school operated by the state. There's no for profit company involved, and those students actually do better than the state average on end of course, exams and AP exams, for example. So you know, there are ways to do this better. But whether companies like epic or K 12 ink change their stripes is a whole other question. Anya Kamenetz of the NPR Education team. Thank you. Thanks, Mary Louise. It's w when my C you're listening to all things considered use. Headlines are coming your way in just a moment and then later the sound of the pandemic is causing money problems for millions of Americans. Some people are using credit cards to pay bills or even their rent..

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Our public schools and using tax dollars for it and having charter schools that make money off of the public tax. So what does that have to do? What What does that have to do with the advocacy over not offering classroom education options and Ben being upset if there's a request for less funding for providing this service that You know, we have the largest virtual school in the country, the port of virtual school that has been evidence to save approximately 40%. That's just good fiscal management and erring on the side. I'm gonna go ahead and correct you on two things. First of all, you're completing the two you mentioned taxpayer dollars. I'm again I am. I'm actually telling you that I agree with you and that we should protect taxpayer dollars. Second thing that I would say is that Florida virtual school Has not shown that it has been effective in terms of Children learning and acquiring the knowledge that they need to get. However, their graduation rate their graduation rate has did. Let's operate too strict with fax. The past two years passed to school years. The graduation rate for the for the virtual school has succeeded that of traditional customs, and I'm not trying to say one is better than the other. But the state and you just made is again not backed up by the most recent information available. I don't know what that number is because you didn't share it. But I can tell you that we have over 80% graduation rate on D. So what I would say, um, In addition to that is that we are offering both virtual and in person schooling, So I'm not sure why you believe that the resource is that we need are not real when we need more PPE. Our class from kids. More spacing, more sanitation. More hiding when we're trying to make sure that we offer resource is for kids with special needs more money than anything, sir. Where is all this money coming from? Is my point. Well, some of it is from the cares. Act. Some of it is from federal dollars on by some of it is also from our state legislation. And so you know what we are hoping is that if this Continues to proceed the way that it is where the virus is uncontrollable, and it's creating a lot of, you know sickness in our community where the hospitalization rates are going up as well. That if we have if we continue online, and we have to quarantine certain schools and you know, we have the quarantine classrooms and things like that, that we will continue to get the funding that we need because we know that it causes a lot of disruption. His additional costs in the hiding of schools that additional costs and the resource is in the PT that we need for our schools for the computers that we're providing our students in their homes for those that are online, and so there are a lot of additional expenses that are not part of regular budget. Because nobody budget for a pandemic Well, but they're already the budget increase in Miami Dade significantly based upon higher property tax revenue, predominantly there already was an increase based into it. And again, there are efficiencies that I realized. From whatever percentage is only going to online on Lee Education. So there is a mechanism in there in my whole thing is just a matter of. You know if I'm gonna Erin somebody I'm gonna err on the side of somebody not losing their home to me when I know and I hear from listeners. That how are literally in a situation to where they're at risk of losing their home and the number one expense with those property taxes happen to be the schools and in some cases, you have people that can't work because they have to be at home with their kids. And so somewhere along the way, we've got to err on the side of people. That are are put in that position. That's all I'm saying. Is this by the way, the port of Virtual school 2018 2019 school year graduation rate 81.4% 2019 2020 school Year, 87.7%. So I think that in terms of property taxes and what you're, you know, addressing. I think that the state of Florida in general is actually in a good spot because we have seen that real estate has not been harmed through the pandemic. People. You've got to pay the property taxes or you lose your house. I know. No, absolutely. I know that and I know that a lot of people are struggle. On. Despite that most of the people in the state of Florida believed in certain things like the when they voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. I mean, there are things that as a community, we believe that people should get paid better that schools should be strengthened. Don't have anything to do with somebody trying to pay their property taxes that are due now. In order to try to save their house. I mean that. No, you're that's our different day. All right, Carl, I I appreciate the discussion. We hope that our government will continue to, you know, make the decisions that are necessary to help people during a pandemic. Make sure that all of our systems can continue to function the way that they can and that you know, families are able to survive during this time. Thank you very much, Carl. Appreciate it's Carla Hernandez Mats and she is the president of the United Teachers obtained Can he may fall her at Carla Mats on Twitter. Be right back. Natalie, you're trending stories here. The bride bloodshed. NewsRadio 16 WMD. Morning still.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Tweeting Apparatus radio hit the upright mud on Facebook and today's entries this and it was right on point. Where is the money going? That's collected for school taxes, summons to pay teachers and administrators and other employees. But as for the buses there, not running, so fuel's not needed. Lights are off. A C Could be at a minimum water usage is down to where is this money? Good. Good question. Boring conversation we should be having as all southward school districts right now ended, of course, the Brady's here with ally an education, but that's where the conversation is pretty much centered right now, as we're trying to sort things out, right. So without question, you've got a lot less expense associate it with online education compared to classroom education. The buzzing the school security, electricity, water, plumbing, you name it. So there are many ways Many ways. In which we are creating efficiency right now. And thanks to Porta, already having the largest online grade school education program in the country prior to the pandemic, the Florida virtual school We know exactly how much money is safe. According to the four Department of Education. The total pro per people spending 10,850 bucks. Love that. Just over 7300 actually went into the act of educating Children. Where does that money go? Around 3500 or so. And spending. Is used to service debt. It's used on school construction and repairs and on preschool operations. So first thing without classroom education taking place, there's an instant savings of approximately $2000 per student. Shooted the savings at preschool those, you know, physical construction repairs stuff. All right, And that's just the jumping off point. There's also more efficiency, of course from not having kids in the classroom. So Ford is virtual school per people spending $5230. So that's $2077 less per people. And those educated in classrooms. So this brings the total per people savings for online education to approximately 38% or $4100. Here's the question that Begs to be answered, and it's what you asked. Where is this money? It's a good question, because We're still being taxed at the same rate, aren't we? We've paid all this money. We continue to pay all this money. And it's safe to suggest that Money that was used in the prior year, Dear go to a certain extent, Tio by the supplies by the equipment for the online education, But even then, you know there had to be efficiencies that were realizing cost savings. I'm willing to let that go. I mean, it's crazy as things were in the last school year, just kind of walked past that for a moment right now, we know And we're planning for wind school's gonna happen and what it's gonna look like right? So there's no reason this couldn't be budgeted properly. And the money accounted for, And would you like a tax break of approximately $450 a month? That speed monthly savings. During this upcoming school year for every people for every month, and we remain in online education. Yeah, We do need to know where this money is. How many's Californians right now could benefit from for $150 more per month. And if you are home schooling Do you have loss of income because you're having to take time away from work. You have extra expense because your kids are at home the whole time. Right. I mean, this is completely justified. I'm gonna follow what the school district's do And I am going to follow the money because the school districts with island education should be showing us the money. We should be getting our tax breaks and money back by the way that says even factor into it. Some of the local school taxes that are unnecessary as long as we're doing this be rightback, right Mud show new study of 16 W. Working is hard enough. Getting your favorite podcasts shouldn't be Alexa play W Y O D on my heart radio. Sure thing. Here you go. Hello, Davide. Me. What was that? Oh, yeah. Did I tell you the car can talk anyways?.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

06:01 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Well good to be with you again Brian yeah it's good to have you all right so what we've heard from some of the teachers and we've heard certainly that the governor and education commissioners laying out of a planned and like to see all the kids back in the schools this fall if it can be helped where do we stand in that process so do you know the the the plan was developed carefully was rolled out thank you we are earlier we saw the CDC guidelines and those were kind of impossible to follow so we've seen a lot of flexibility in the plan's been ruled out by the governor to commissioner which is gonna allow districts to make decisions I was also happy to see some of the innovative options there indicate the parents want to make the decision to continue to do some sort of virtual platform for blended learning and I was also happy to see that we're not forcing kids to wear wear masking we talked about that before that's just not gonna work so I think that this is a plan that would allow for some flexibility at the local level depending on the district and the and the situation that exists there wall going getting our kids back economy can't truly open again Brian without you know the kids back in school so this truly will be up to each individual school district it will it will the guidelines that are that are put out department which is allowing them to have a range of options to include like I said some of these plans and options that are that would require a little bit of a waiver for steep time because we can't see time but there's no force of masking some of the other things that we saw now obviously I think schools will will districts will take precautions and Kreider curtail whatever of the activities have large groups but it but I think that up to make it possible you have to have the flexibility speaking with state senator Manny de as junior is also the chair of the Education Committee in the state Senate now you know what the thoughts that came to mind we we have the Florida virtual school the largest of its kind in the country it has a really good track record of success so I you know I have a lot of confidence in it as you enter for the people who maybe want to make the move over there I think it would seem as though it would be more effective than what ended up happening because he had teachers that had taught the virtual education before but certainly on the flight were thrown into the environment along with the kids the the students themselves and the parents if we end up just with more people going to virtual school route would that be an enhanced experience over what they would have potentially experience here of India final few months of the year definitely I mean if you look it up whatever's left back record and and the the teaching that the content that's in there the way that it operates I think the the difference would be buying that up for her to have the capacity it would be the districts who often times have what they call a franchise model for virtual to open that that up to more parents and let them use that because those those courses already have a built in clock forward how's that content it hosts itself piece that has the greeting everything is on one platform and and in fact they're delivering education in other states because of the shutdown so I think that what we need to see is more of a targeted enhanced experience and and you know what we saw was a valiant effort by all of our district to try to get kids on a distance learning or virtual clock on the fly but I think we have all summer to plan and we have to make sure that whatever options are laid on the table are effective for parents and effectively students to be able to carry out a particular path forward Lenny is a day where we really have to have decisions made all right I think we have to have the decisions made by the end of August I mean the end of July because if schools going to start in August and some of these districts are putting our calendars like my immediate I think one of the calendar for the twenty fourth start date in August you have to have everything prepped you have to have teachers knowing what's going on you have to have parents knowing what's going on and one of the biggest variables is you have to have the transportation system knowing what's going on and that's that's a big deal because we have a lot of students that ride buses and buses are an area where social distancing that difficult on these routes have to be mapped out images any adjustment made there it's a trickle down effect would affect everything so we have to have those decisions are made you know I I would say before the before the month of July so have you had the discussions with the teachers unions to see where where they're thinking at this point she so we we are we're setting up a call with them to listen to what their ideas are they they actually had a conference call where they took in some ideas and came up with their own kind of task force my concern is that this doesn't become a ointment labor agreement issue that it maintains about the kids because at the end of the day teachers are under contract to perform do you cook seven hours and twenty five minutes give or take dot should remain regardless of what what the platform is and I understand that there are some that are comfortable with the virtual platform but I think our districts can do a good job of innovating and making sure that they put people in the position to be successful well especially the kids and you you anticipate one of my next questions and and that is ultimately whether or not we could end up having a situation to where there might be you know a work stoppage of sorts because you have teachers that are not on board with whatever the district decides I if we take a look at the virtual school option of parents in in students might have that option if they would prefer going forward might there be the opportunity for teachers who have worked in a traditional classroom environment too often also go the virtual school route if that is something that's more comfortable to them absolutely I mean another data that exists today you know teachers different districts have different plans when it comes to work for education because it's part of.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

10:25 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Who is speaking live during an update on education in the state the corona virus pandemic let's listen in to governor the Senate this is not going to through government coercion close a church synagogue or place of worship but we have advocated that folks worship in a way that's consistent with social distancing guidelines and I know that most establishments are doing that and I know there's different ways to do it we have said repeatedly that we want people to be spiritually think spiritually together but socially distant so you keep god close during these are important religious days out make sure you continue to keep covert nineteen away today the Florida department of emergency management is sending out one of the biggest shipments of supplies in the department's history two million surgical mask three hundred thousand face shields more than fifty thousand containers of hand sanitizer five hundred thousand shoe covers more than a hundred thousand gallons and three hundred fifty thousand gloves so with today's push the cumulative total for the department five point two million masks more than five hundred thousand face shields four point seven five million gloves two hundred and seventy five thousand gallons owner thank director Moskowitz for his hard work that's an enormous effort that's a huge amount of supplies are being pushed out to first responders in front line health care workers and I think I'm I'm really appreciative of them working so hard in terms of testing number well over a hundred fifty thousand tasks that's about one for every one hundred forty four radiance we're continuing to to to work hard on that three of the drive thru sites that we have been involved with in the state of Florida the one at the jaguar stadium in Jacksonville the one in Orange County convention center in the Orlando area and the one at hard rock stadium in Miami we're all federally supported sites and so the federal government will provide P. P. provide certain amount of swabs that was helpful that they were able to do that they did though because it was run fat run under the federal requirements limited to two hundred and fifty swabs a day because of their contract with LabCorp quest that runs out tomorrow I think it's in the interest of Floridians to continue running those sites so we the state of Florida are gonna gonna resource all of those sites were sending Jared Moskowitz is sending out thousands of swabs to each of those sites were gonna send National Guard at the the mayor of Jacksonville is asked for some additional National Guard support in the Jacksonville site now so we're going to do that because we're no longer under the federal restrictions we should be able to accommodate way more than two hundred and fifty a day the site that the state of Florida has run with local governments or with local health care systems like the one we did in Broward county with memorial we've run through seven eight hundred people a day and that is a good model to be able to do so hopefully we'll be able to see more people coming through those sites one of the things though that I think is going to need to be done to ensure higher traffic is to expand the test criteria for each site right now the criteria for the drive insights is typically van health care workers first responders are people sixty five and up that have symptoms and in place like Jacksonville hi Dave although they've used the site that has not been a not so they've expanded a little bit I think we can expand in Orlando and Miami so so that department of health is working on that but I think that you will then see a more expanded criteria for this one of the things were word we're looking at and we've got to figure out how you would put it out there in a way that is that would be that would be understandable in coherent is he are there people out there who have had repeated close contacts with somebody who then develop cove in nineteen because but then they've protected themselves don't have any symptoms we may want to be finding some of those people and testing them on on this to see whether they in fact had it now we're working on getting these these antibody test then that would be a way to see after the fact whether somebody had hadn't developed antibodies but this idea of any symptomatic carrier and then how they would interact with the public I think it's important to know now as we continue to work to slow the spread but but beyond this period people that are a symptomatic you know how how much are they spreading it how many of them have it I think those are gonna be good answers to have so so those test centers will continue and and I think they'll continue with expanded criteria we also are continuing to work to distribute these rapid test machines from Abbott labs said the state has received fifteen of those and so we're working on identifying the hospitals that that's that's still needs some data Abbott labs they distributed a number of two number healthcare systems here in Florida some of the systems we've worked with like Cleveland Clinic to make sure other big hospital systems had access to some so we want to see where where that process is and then any other holes we want to look to fill but we think it's really important to have the access to a rapid test particularly in a hospital situation and helps protect the workers and it also will help identify who is co that and who is not as people come in and who may be symptomatic we are are of course yesterday I was in Miami our contingency planning for bed space this is something that we had planned on from day one we are moving ahead with the Miami beach convention center in conjunction with the army corps of engineers so that will be a four hundred regular beds fifty I see you beds we also are going to have the pan American hospital down there outfitted with about two hundred beds right now we I think we'd be able to get a hundred pretty quickly they have to fix the elevator to get people up on the other floors but that is something to be a step down I see you there there's I think thirty bads four under with Nicolas hospital system so so we're working on that there is a field hospital as well so there's a lot of bed capacity that's been staged in South Florida and we're going to continue to monitor that I've also spoken with other people throughout the state about any type of of surge plans bottom line is we do have the ability to to to move bads to move a field hospital and into that you're relatively quickly those whether it's the the the convention center whether it's the pan American hospital those are all staffed with National Guard with with nurses and doctors who are not necessarily a part of of the Florida hospital system so it's a way to really supplement what's already being done but we're trying not to divert a lot of the manpower from from the current hospitals to do it so we're we're planning on that but we're also monitoring the bed availability and and seeing if there's any major changes yesterday a day over day a net reduction in Kobe hospitalizations in Florida of a hundred and four you had a negative one twenty two in Miami Dade and then Broward Palm Beach Hillsborough orange duvall were effectively flat orange had negative reduction and negative eight reduction so we have a total of eighteen hundred seventy five hospitalizations total bed capacity forty three percent of hospital beds in Florida are available in vacant right now it's been pretty consistent over the last I would say ten days you go back to the beginning of March go to place like Miami Dade or Broward they didn't only have fifty five percent or fifty eight percent occupancy that eighty eight percent occupancy Dade and Broward both at the beginning of last month so so there's a lot of space available we're obviously monitoring that every step of the way but today we really wanted to focus on AG cation the biggest one of the biggest changes with with this posture is our parents basically becoming teachers in many respects I know we're doing distance learning parents are having to be more involved than ever it's obviously been a challenge to have the kids home all the time when parents are used to the kids being in school for for for this time of year so there's a whole bunch of issues I think surrounding that that are important and I asked the commissioner of education I Richard Corcoran that to to bring some folks from a variety of contexts here parent teacher of people in the administration side of it now to talk about some of the issues talk about some of the challenges vice president pence may recognize Florida is the leader in distance learning and we appreciate that and I think we've done a great great job but there's always going to be different things coming up and I know Richards down a lot just in the last week to work to try to make it better but our district distance learning R. we're constantly evaluating we're looking to see what else needs to be done but the department of education here in Florida's work with all school districts operate operationalize all their distance learning plans Florida virtual schools has also made a hundred courses available for free for all schools and is allowing school districts to connect for free to the Florida virtual schools learning management system Florida virtual school also has dramatically increased the capacity a number of its services to create a safety net that could serve more than two point seven million Florida students should that be necessary the department of education has created a list of hundreds of free educational resources which they share directly with more than two million parents and a best practices guide for distance learning which they shared with over a hundred and seventy five thousand teachers the department also purchased thirty two thousand six hundred twenty four laptops for thirty four mostly small rural school districts in is currently distributing those laptops now course the department receive U. S. DOE approval for canceling state assessments in twenty twenty and also to ease the financial professional stress on Florida's teachers the department delay teacher certification test requirements and offer teachers the opportunity to take those tests at no cost so that is.

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How to Home-School Your Kids Like a Pro During Coronavirus

Best of Both Worlds Podcast

09:09 min | 1 year ago

How to Home-School Your Kids Like a Pro During Coronavirus

"We thought we'd do a few short episodes talking about life in these sort of more challenging times is everything is in flux so both. Sarah on iron working from home right now. I mean I always do but Sarah tell us a little bit about your situation and how this has changed with the corona virus epidemic going on. Yeah there's just I mean I'm a hospital. Worker and part of my job is clinical and part of it is more of a leadership role with our residents and everything is really up in the air right now. I'm currently working from home because I have a very mild cough and just in an abundance of caution in our healthcare system has Basically required anybody with any kind of symptoms. That could be anything to stay on out of there which is very smart to protect our patients and protect other caregivers. Because you know if we interact with our colleagues and then spent something around then that could be very bad and there's just so much uncertainty with this. We don't know you know exactly how long most people are contagious for like we don't know You know the the the rate of symptomatic shedding that happens. We don't even know how good kids are as vectors. So there's all these question marks and politics aside. I think we're all in the same boat right now as many of you guys are all working parents and we all have our kids at home. Which many view a few of you not many of you? A few of them might be home school. So that's normal but most of you probably aren't exactly no. It's funny because I've written a couple articles over the years about people who work and also home school and it's more possible in these days than it would have been like you know in the in the past that just would have been like what on earth like that. Those two things. Don't go together. But there are so many ways of working work does not need to be done at a particular time in place necessarily for some people and school actually doesn't have to be done at a particular time and place in many cases With the rise of remote learning options. I'm certainly children. Who are slightly older are able to be quite self directed in terms of their learning. And there's actually a number of like online charter schools for instance and I think you mentioned like Florida has virtual school right for for Housebound children they do like. I've had patients that use it. They haven't deployed it to any of the current students yet but I know that platform does exist. Because I've had some medically complex patients. Like patients. Going through Chemo or who? Otherwise just aren't safe to be in the regular school system Have done school from home. And it's considered actually separate from the homeschool. It's considered an actual public school called Florida virtual school. So I mean I don't know will happen. I do think everyone needs to bre- from minute because it's been like five seconds and then there's been like ninety five elaborate schedules. Maybe I'm guilty. I mean I made one although mine is like super non elaborate so involved a lot of screen time so But like I'm not super worried about my kids like losing a ton of ground. Maybe because my kids are pretty young. Yeah like if we do a couple hours of stuff each day and that can include reading will probably be. Okay yeah well. That's the cool thing. I mean from having studied a lot of home schoolers. Schedules Fun Fun fact here. My senior thesis at Princeton was actually on home schooling. That's how long ago I was interested in this topic but it was it was less common than But it the people who do this. It doesn't take six and a half hours a day. Or whatever your state mandated. Instructional time is for your for your schools. You can a lot of that. Time at school is transitions. It's Things that your kids might be doing anyway like recess or eating lunch. It's things that you might not even consider to be part of school while they are. But you might do them on your own like instrument practice for instance or reading right like having. That's that's part of it too like a elementary school teacher is GonNa have their kids. Read do silent reading for Awhile. And so that's part of it as well. So the actual instructional part can be relatively limited and still be moving forward. Mike Kids depending on age have have somewhere between two hours and fifteen minutes in three hours of stuff that I have assigned per day and an hour of that is independent reading. So we're it's it's not like eight hours a day by by any means but it's actually been kind of fun to try on. Dance Day Day. Three Day three here. Oh right your little bit. You guys were one of the first. We're on the district's too close. So we knew it was coming and we have gotten into it now but Yeah no each. We have a checklist each day which the kids have one hour reading. They have thirty minutes of math practice which we have been doing. Khan Academy in Dream Box. Ruth was creating her own worksheets for a while but then she thought better than we have a thirty minute research project which each day we have a different subject so we. I did science than we did. History today was health related so everyone research to different epidemic and they need to write me up a short report on it. You know based on link sort of based on kid age but So they can get writing practice in. How is how is Alex's report he doesn't have to do this his his He gets stories right. We're reading stories than he does Ten minutes of writing practice just just sort of keep working on the hand coordination and then we've actually been working with him through the bedtime math books which I can highly recommend they are by Laura Who did a couple of these there several of these books? But it's the idea that set up like a bedtime story so you read a short paragraph that sets up a topic and then they have four different levels of math problems associated with the story problems in so you read it to the kids in the figure it out a So we've been doing that with Alex for math cool. Yeah we have like our kids homework. They use a program called. I ready for both reading and math. I think it's a Florida state wide thing so we've just continued their normal cycle of that and we use reflex math for math. Which is more just? It's not really like they. Have I ready? Math for more concept type stuff and reflects is just like animals memorizing timetables and Cameron's trying to learn like four plus three. So we do that and then have them write a story Either like a journal? Entry of what's going on. I think those are GonNa get a little repetitive. But we'll see for Cameron. It's more leg. Tried to write one picture and then I asked him to read either two chapters of a chapter book either. Annabel can read it to cameron or he can read his own to picture books or she can like whatever they want but like two books or chapters. Yeah so sounds good animal would you do? She's like I read genevieve green eggs and Ham. Good I mean. There's so many things you learn by doing that right. I mean I. In addition to the reading practice obviously but reading out loud is itself a skill that I would say. Many adults don't do very well. That's a real presenting. Words to other people is not automatic. And so you're absolutely right about that. She's working on that now. Wait we're actually So the First official virtual Instructional Day starts tomorrow recording this on a Tuesday so the Wednesday. Our teachers are starting to send assignments So we will incorporate that into the schedule. It's mostly Jasper. Who's going to have the more formal remote instruction like his different. Teachers are posting assignments. So he's GonNa start mostly doing that. The other kids. I think it'll be more just reinforced like math practice. And things like that so you know they'll still need a few additional things to keep them busy and we are still having our nanny come because currently I still have a lot of work. Responsibilities headache seven thirty. Am Conference calls every day. And then I have to disseminate that information to the residents and trying to redesign a lot of their education to figure out how to do it remotely which is not that easy apparently now also yeah I feel like I know this is a dilemma for a lot of people but our nanny herself has sort of agreed to isolate Incidentally she has like the same coffee shop. So I'm not worried about transmitting or getting or giving her 'cause that already happened before all of this but yeah. I know. This is sort of a dilemma for some people whether or not. It's even okay to do that. There are a lot of college students that currently have a lot of free time. That might even you know I was thinking about. It might even be willing to live in if you have the space to keep them so they could become a defacto additional family member. If you really need some somebody You know you can pay them. They can earn extra money. And you could get your remote work done without worrying about an infection risk. Especially if they're willing to to stay with

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on Modern Figures Podcast

Modern Figures Podcast

09:33 min | 1 year ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on Modern Figures Podcast

"She is our first teenage guests. Maurya is fourteen. She loves to read and she likes to draw and she has an APP called Zinger. And she's GonNa tell us about that coming up so Maurier. How's IT GOING It's going good. Thank you for inviting me to your show very honored to have you. I mean it's Kinda hard to find teenage APP CREATORS. So we're excited that we were able to contact with you. Yeah Yeah thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule somewhere. I can you tell us Just in general like what inspires you. I'm inspired by you mean by Professionally or what inspires me in life personally? Like if you're having a day we found that kind of feeling Blah like. What do you think of the say? This is what I can. You think of the just help you keep going. I think of happy stuff I think pretty stuff like I look stuff up and I like pretty pitcher. So I'll look up a picture of a flower or a pitcher of a sunny day and it makes me feel better. I like that so I haven't been fourteen in a while. So what is your day to day? Life like what do you do So I'm home schooled so in in my typical day. I wake up at seven eight o'clock in the day in the morning and Then I eat breakfast then I get on my classes and then I work on the Florida virtual school so cool what else order virtual school. I don't know what that is It's the it's the states Virtual school it's an online school. And you do your courses online. It's an online public school. That's pretty cool. So I take three courses Algebra one English one and Latin one. And they're all pretty cool. I like doing all of them At fourteen what grade are you in ninth grade? Great Okay. Well that's cool Algebra one ninth grade. Yeah let's your favorite subjects I like all of my subjects but I specifically I like science and I plan to take science next year. Nice next March. That's pretty cool so I know like when I was your age I had no idea what I wanted to be. Do you have some thoughts of like what you WanNa do? When you grow up I WANNA do something in medicine. I haven't really specified because like there's so many things to do in medicine and I just like making people feel better and I like making people healing people and It makes me feel good inside so do do anything. Outside of school Yes a lot of stuff I go to the park and We play lots of games outside. We usually go to west side park and we meet lots of kids and on the weekends. Sometimes we go to Gainesville health and fitness and we go to the kids so that the local jam workout an emmy other kids. That's cool. We travel a lot to your family. I know you've got a few today. Who's here with you today? My brother Matthew. My Sister Margaret my dad. And my cousin she's she's out there. She's she's watching them right now with you. Sit next to you. Oh my mom. Free is always background all right well. I'm happy that everyone was able to make it to. Is this your first podcast recording? Yes how do you like it so far? I think it's pretty cool. We're just getting started just getting started. Okay let's kind of dive more deeply into how you got involved in computing in the first place so this podcast about computing and we thought about you as a guest because Kyla actually knows your family knows your dad pretty well and said I know someone who got some coding experience and they're a teenager and I was like of course we need to come on the show. So how? How did that all get started? What where did that come from sell? It all started in June WE WERE. We were offering because our car Kept breaking down over the summer so we had to riding Uber. And when I ride in Uber's It's okay but you. You know you're riding in someone else's car you don't know if you're going to be safe on. You don't know if you're going to be safe. And so we went to Publix and I was like. Hey I said to my dad. Hey I think it'd be pretty cool if we started a ridesharing company Or like yeah if we started a ridesharing company for women because women sometimes get targeted in sexual salting and That's not good so he agreed and We started working on this project. Father Daughter Project called Zinger and Then in July. Which is my birthday month. We started organizing the team My Dad has a lot of connections. He's really social so he has a lot of connections. Yeah he has a lot of connections so he has this friend. We started organizing our team than the next month. I got my first phone. So I downloaded the Beta version of singer onto the phone and it was pretty cool because we have a team of APP developers I'm not in APP. But we know people who can make APPs so avid team of fourteen people on on on the Zinger team and they all help me out with making singer. Possible got started. Yeah you had an experience and you said how do I make this safer yet for someone? So that's how your business got started. Yes did you always know you wanted to have a business Yes kind of. Where did that come from? It comes from? My Dad isn't entrepreneur so I'm inspired by him to start businesses and ever since I was ten I've been doing Businesses yes Businesses have you been doing. I feel like I have just been slack right so when I was ten. Eleven years old I started this. I would make videos for people and we started. I would make them close family and friends and I would get money for that videos just like home videos or like would you edit them. How did how did you go? I would edit them so we need to hire her. Yeah breeze going to leave us. We the place. Okay very cool so getting back into your company so are you the CEO. Yes so you're the boss boss. Yes so what does that lake so I constantly get calls on my phone and There they tell me different issues going on and I just put my input out there and.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"V. here this just handed to me ninety eight year old Betty white is okay we're told she her publicist has released a statement letting every know that Betty white is fine with a corona virus outbreak that's taking old people she's the oldest person we know and she's fine that's good she's a damn national treasure she should have protection twenty four hours a day absolutely seven seventeen now on Orlando's morning news I'm Kevin Rafe you Marcia terror well we know Florida public universities are transitioning to online classes this month but how would area school district due the same basically local school districts would have to look to the state Florida virtual school has already partnered with the department of education to offer student support and teacher professional development for online learning and the state says it's already training an additional ten thousand educators in the meantime of CPS states on their website they plan to return to school as normal after a thorough cleaning over spring break but they too say they are closely monitoring the situation son of a gun is ninety six point five W. D. B. I. in the corona viruses moving the next Democrat debate for candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden instead of debating in Phoenix Arizona and instead will be held at C. N. N. studios in Washington DC it will be no live audience that's panic over the virus escalates in the U. S. life is starting to return to normal in China Ortiz there's at the peak of the epidemic has passed new coronavirus cases in the who bay province where the virus was first identified totaled eight on Thursday the lowest number since the virus first reared its head no new cases have been reported outside of who bay of the eighty one thousand Chinese people who have tested positive for the virus sixty three thousand have fully recovered Chinese authorities on Thursday gave the okay for store owners to reopen their businesses and rescinded most quarantines laurel the news ninety six point five W. DPO wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has corona virus the test came back positive yesterday while she was already in isolation now Justin Trudeau himself isn't showing any signs of the illness but isn't self isolation for fourteen days another positive note their land a police officer shot during a hostage situation will get a full disability pension officer Kevin Valencia and his family will have financial assistance for the rest of their lives it took just minutes for the pension board to decide this case Valencia suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was shot in the head he's incapacitated and has been since he kicked in the door of an apartment in twenty eighteen several Orlando police officers have been in front of the board over the past few months that's because chief Orlando real loan has eliminated long term light duty positions at the department between the skills to study six point five W. DPO guys I'd I just.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Next big contest here in New Hampshire but they're still haunted by Iowa in the rear view mirror with some blasting the process and multiple candidates claiming victory but the Chechen senator Bernie Sanders have both declared victories Joe biting in fourth place right now the Osceola county school board explores what they're calling a flex schedule students go to school from three to eight PM with a break for dinner the school board chair brought it up with last night's meeting referencing a school district in Michigan that's currently testing out flex schedules some students seem open to the idea they're getting more in their morning you three days and the work that like we would get starting on Friday eight AM also accounting students already have flexible options with the Florida virtual school last night's discussion it was just that the school board did not take any formal action your old movie news ninety six point five W. D. B. L. after being shut down for months mills habit Orlando is open again this afternoon the city took away the orange barrels have blocked mills understate road four await since early November workers have been busy building a new lift station and installing sewer lines in that area president trump surprises Rush Limbaugh at the state of the union last night with the medal of freedom he is the greatest fighter in winter thank you will ever meet personally Maloney trump looped the medal around his neck Russia has just announced that he is battling advanced lung cancer and a summertime staple could be at risk of going away for ever new research from Tufts University says fire flies or lightning bugs are facing extinction threats the study says habitat loss artificial light and pesticide use are among the main reasons the artificial light disrupts the bugs natural bile rhythms I grew up catching those things in jars cabin yeah no we can't we need these here it's like between this low bumble bees it's bad news all around it and of course I mean the artificial light thing I certainly understand that but there are places obviously more world places around here in Orlando but they do tourism based entirely on fire flies so you know that's just yeah we need those for the summer yeah you know they're so fun to catch your kid like you said you run around put in a jar yeah all that fun stuff owl city wrote a number one song about fire flies you know the great got a fish a light that that they're talking about that's like just light from anything right like house lights or yeah he lights yes free flight skyscrapers you know yeah I mean you name it it's it's any light source that is a natural so you know about the sun sold nineteen here on Orlando's news at noon.

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"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"To take all of their course work online and do that in a way that suits them and so there are multiple schools that offer that type of instruction in Florida they're free to enroll in Florida virtual school is the largest one and you can also access the the the part time option to supplement other things are doing a lot of home schoolers private school students or even public school students in a district that doesn't have a very specialized course they want to take can supplement with online learning what they're able to access in a brick and mortar environment which I think it's kind of an under reported benefit here because as a student how they're really interested and interesting mish interest they should be able to pursue that even if no one else at their brick and mortar school is ready to take a class on it yes No down eight you mentioned that players Ford is really taking a leadership position is there anything from a policy standpoint the you still would like to see carried out in our state well you know for my perspective the biggest thing I'm focused on and making sure parents know about all the options they have and especially if they have new options every year it's really important that we get the word out to the people can use those options and one of the biggest things that we tried to during school Tracy could just make that accessible to parents we think that there's always a benefit and making sure that the information is available about school option is understandable not bogged down in jargon or technical terms but it talked about things the Paris I thinking about Mike is the type of school around me if it's free to attend is there an entrance test and those are the factors because at the end of the day if a parent doesn't know enough to start that school searcher look at a different type of school we can make all the laws in the world that we want but for people actually use those schools we have to think about things from a parent's perspective yeah for sure well thank you so much for the work you do and helping spread the word shell be Doyle from national school choice weak in the website is happy yeah absolutely school choice we dot com and school choice week dot com now good opportunity for you to to be one right now if you would like to have good I was gonna take all time recover from the the Superbowl this weekend so get a little bit of a breather cannot April twenty fifth it's the one a block party in downtown fort Lauderdale all kinds of incredible musical acts for a great entertaining time with the Jason Bonham leads up one evening the blues traveler band Allman bets ban all kinds bands are gonna be on hand if you would like to go.

"florida virtual school" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"And now Amazon echo news ninety six point five WBO I think the reason more people from Georgia bought tickets for the Florida Georgia game is earlier in the season Georgia was ranked number three well that could be a valid point and earlier in the season especially when fully pay Frank's got hurt we didn't think Florida was going as good as they are big Florida Georgia game this weekend in Jacksonville this is Orlando's evening news I'm Katrina scales if you missed a breaking news at six o'clock a battle Rourke has dropped out of the presidential race meanwhile William Castro says he now has the freezing he needed to stay in the twenty twenty race Castro's campaign said they brought in enough money over the past couple of weeks to stay in he took in more than eight hundred thousand dollars after making a desperate plea to supporters a new order of the Florida virtual school program provides no clear recommendations to resolve issues following an internal ethics probe and the state takeover not only that but the virtually useless on it because the state nearly two hundred thousand dollars the one hundred ninety three thousand sixty dollar report reuses old data from an earlier internal audit and passes off the resignation of general counsel Frank Crippen Barker as corrected Crippen Booker left FLVS after the Orlando Sentinel uncovered a culture of intimidation at the school where employees feared for their jobs if they ever crossed him the state board of education who now oversees the shaken virtual school has been left with no clear recommendations for their next move Brandon Hogan news ninety six point five W..

"florida virtual school" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"florida virtual school" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Almost have tears in my man on this today. and I have that that that is terrific and what do you all do normally I'm a. should be professional singers or something like that. they are definitely students and and on their way to being professionals and so yes do tell us a little bit about yourself please. well step for somebody step up here. well we're all students at Patel conservatory and that's kind of where we're all receiving our training to prepare for the professional world and I think all of us want to keep doing this as a profession and yeah we all take classes together music classes theater classes and we're working really hard to be ready to be professionals yeah selling conservators incredible yeah so we offer musical theater but also traditional choral activities so these four ladies here today actually they participate in our musical theater program but also in our we have a corral a mix men's and women's ensemble that they all sing and we also have some small ensembles like this one that they participate in but we have an archipelago we have a men's quartet so they all they get sort of a mix of of musical theater kinds of market more commercial sorts of things and then also more traditional on someone's like you here right now this morning yeah Bella voce all of that name two beautiful voice I guess yeah you just tell us real quick your name and kind of work what school you're from a kind of what you're doing right now I'm Bella and I am ready for the virtual school full time so it's an online public high school I'm Savannah and I go to like high school. I am ammo and I do apologize I go to Florida virtual school full time I'm Victoria I also Florida virtual school full time a lot of our schools a lot of our students at Patel conservatory do we are either home schooled or do Florida virtual school in order to do advanced musical and theater training with us dance as well well we certainly appreciate you all coming down here on this very special day for certain and the website for Patel conservatory is Patel conservatory dot com pretty easy and yeah and Bella voce I love that name too there's a ballot one of your name. everybody name voce. and will voters and we don't programming for all ages age three all the way through adult so if you want to come out and sing with us you're more than welcome we how you would. I don't think it is known for thanks for coming down it's worn Baker Murray the music chair there it's seven forty six on a M. Tampa Bay and we go to the news room now and John the question Florida reports they being related lung problems the CDC says vaping associated pulmonary injury has affected four hundred fifty people in more than thirty states state health officials have received protests reports of the illness and work on telling people the dangers of the cigarettes the department of health has not released an exact number of cases reported in Florida two firms that sell marijuana as medicine in the state want to sell it for recreation and have donated a lot of money to get a constitutional amendment passed that would let them do that political action committee make it legal Florida raise more than a million dollars for new drive to get marijuana legalized for recreation firms Sir terra holdings and M. M. enterprises USA each contributed five hundred forty five thousand dollars cash the proposed constitutional amendment would let people twenty one and over possess up to two point five ounces of pot for personal use a woman in Florida recovers from injury she got when bitten by a bear fish and wildlife officials say the bear attacked for yesterday near her home in long would well she was outside with the dog the dog was not hurt the woman got a bite on the ankle the FWC warns that bears are more active this time of year as they prepare for winter hibernation I'm John requested newsradio WFLA now here's a look at school..

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