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,…

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…

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…

Dr. Eileen Holden Says Teacher-Training Program Should Continue

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Polk State is a partner in Project PRIDE, a program that gives scholarships to education majors, preferably economically disadvantaged, minority men. Dr. Holden tells The Ledger that Polk State will work to continue the program…

Polk State College’s Educator Preparation Institute Recognized

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Polk State College’s Educator Preparation Institute is in the spotlight for its efforts to help mature workers transition into K-12 teaching careers. EPI is the subject of a story featured on the website Encore.org, which…

Program Profile: Educator Preparation Institute

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The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI), an alternative teacher-certification program at Polk State College, is designed for professionals with a four-year non-education degree who have a desire to teach in the K-12 school system. Polk State…

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