Are you in the know about the upcoming elections? You can find out about the elections and more through the Kids Voting Tampa Bay program at your school. Then you can cast your vote in the Kids Voting election. Special Newspaper in Education Voting Times supplements (filled with the art, photography and opinions of Tampa Bay's Youth Arts Corps students) will be available at your school as well. And as Nov. 7 nears, share your knowledge and views by responding to questions by the Times X-Team.
Go to blogs.tampabay.com/nie to join the conversation on our moderated Tampa Bay Voting Times blog. (Blog discussion is hosted by Times Newspaper in Education staff and members of the X-Team.)
For more information on the NIE program, go to tampabay.com/nie. For more on the Kids Voting program, visit www.kvtb.org.
Candidates are talking a lot about the FCAT, Florida's standardized achievement test. Do you think the FCAT is a valid benchmark to measure school performance? Should it be tied to school funding?