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Miami Herald: Helping teachers help students

Re the Dec. 4 article Florida students below global peers in math, science: Education is critical to the future success of our children and, ultimately, our economy. According to the recently released 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, Florida students scored lower than their international peers in math and science. An additional report by the […]

Context Florida: Ed Moore: Four stories for end-of-the-year reflection

Here are four stories that have stuck with me at the end of 2013. I write but a few words on each, yet each lingers in my mind as really being so much more than the words in our daily news. They reflect upon who we are as a society and what we wish to […]

Context Florida: Ed Moore: Kudos to today’s college graduates for their determination

In my professional role, I get to represent 31 private colleges and universities in Florida and also serve as national chairman this year of an organization that represents close to 1,000 private colleges and universities across the country. I am immersed in higher education policy, focused on what is going on in both Tallahassee and […]

Tampa Tribune: Putting water on the front burner

It’s too early to say whether the 2014 session of the Florida Legislature will be the “Year of Water,” but momentum is building in that direction. And if correct policy decisions are made, the state will be in a stronger position to protect the environment, including Florida’s wondrous natural springs, strengthen the economy, and bolster […]

Seminole Chronicle: LEED standards should recognize all types of sustainable wood

By William St.Laurent, President of Consolidated Forest Products in Longwood A growing number of workers in the agriculture, forestry and wood products industries embrace sustainable practices. Regulations for these sectors should encourage this market-driven trend, not stifle it. One process that promotes conservation on land and throughout supply chains is forest certification. Programs like the Sustainable […]

Sunshine State News: ICUF President Ed Moore Honored by Irish Education 100

By Kevin Derby Ed Moore, the president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), was named to the Irish Education 100, a group that honors Irish-American educators. Moore will be recognized at an event in New York City next week. “I am extremely honored to be included among the top education leaders nominated […]

Context Florida: Ed Moore: Let’s keep a bright focus on ‘Bright Futures’ program

I have always admired the name of the state’s ambitious higher education financial aid program, “Bright Futures.” It says much about the intent of the state of Florida. The program was designed to help the state’s “best and brightest” high school seniors. But the name also connotes the state’s intent to create a future that […]

Ocala Star Banner: Letter to the Editor: Invest in STEM

Higher education is more crucial to the success of our children and our state than ever before, but recent reports reveal that Florida students struggle to succeed with difficult subject matters, particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). According to the Florida Board of Governors, job growth in the next decade will necessitate twice […]

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