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Baccalaureate degree programs at Florida’s community colleges are under examination this year. The schools have been allowed to create advanced programs they say are aimed at meeting local workforce needs. But some lawmakers believe the schools have gone overboard.

Florida State Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) has introduced a proposal that would take the approval of community college baccalaureate degrees away from the state board of education—and give it to the Legislature.

J. Mongiovi

Lisa Phillips teaches 7th grade math at Florida State University’s lab school. Right now  Integers and Proportions are the lesson of the day.

Phillips says she’s always looking for new and interesting ways to teach her students. The former meteorologist-turned middle school math teacher says she gets bored with always doing things the same way. So she goes to lots of training sessions.