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Polk Has First Completers of New Career Educator Pathways Program

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Polk State College’s Educator Preparation Institute has graduated the first class from a  program designed to help industry experts transition to new careers as public school teachers. Last year, in partnership with Polk County Public…

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Numerous Polk State EPI Grads Vie for County Awards

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Polk State’s Educator Preparation Institute had all sorts of connections to this year’s Polk County Public Schools awards. Nine graduates were named Teacher of the Year at their schools, putting them into contention for the…

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College Exploring New Four-Year Degrees, Needs Students to Take Survey

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Polk State College is exploring the addition of bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Early Childhood Education, and Elementary Education. Students who are interested in these degrees are asked to take the survey found here. The College…

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At 67, Graduate Set to Begin New Life Based on Love of Teaching

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Tonight, at 67 years old, David Jones will cross the Polk State commencement stage and begin a new life. Behind him, he’ll leave a career based in materialism, in which everything hinged on closing the…

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Graduating Coach ‘Wanted to Make a Difference’ — And He Has

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With fatherly affection, soon-to-be Polk State graduate Travis Douglas describes the joy his “little ones” bring to his life each day. “I always wanted to make a difference in the lives of children,” said Douglas,…

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Early Childhood Education and Management Program Sees Remarkable Growth

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For the unacquainted, early childhood education is all about naptimes and finger-painting, silly songs and afternoon snacks. In truth, the field is far more complicated — and growing more so all the time. Training requirements…

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Elementary Students Want to Be Eagles

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At Eastside Elementary School, fifth-grade Dual Language students take part in a program to improve their attendance and grades. The goal is to help the students graduate from high school and enter college. We may…

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