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Tom Rebman, known as the homeless teacher, is spending 30 days homeless in every major city in Florida.
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The ‘homeless teacher’ weighs in on Orlando’s renewed push


The Coalition for the Homeless will hold a grand opening ceremony for a new facility in Orlando January 27. The 250-bed men’s shelter cost $6.6 million to build, and offers services beyond that of a typical shelter. Its use of social services are designed to help get people off the street. Last summer, Orange County teacher Tom Rebman decided to go homeless for a month. He since took a year off of teaching and has been traveling the state, homeless in each major city. 90.7’s Abe Aboraya spoke with Rebman in the Parramore neighborhood by the new homeless shelter.
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Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty spoke in Orlando January 27.
Central Florida News

Florida CFO wants to boost confidence in homeowner’s insurance


Florida’s Chief Financial Officer says he wants to boost public confidence in Florida property insurance companies. Florida CFO Jeff Atwater spoke January 27 at the Florida Chamber’s Insurance Summit in Orlando about the selling of government-backed policies to private companies. Seventy percent of policies are now held by companies that mainly do business in Florida.
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If teachers need a model of the human heart on their classrooms, Terry Cambron of Stratasys says they can print one using his 3-D printer. Photo by Amy Green
Central Florida News

Educators talk up technology in the classroom


Today’s children are immersed in technology, and educators are obligated to teach them how to use it. “A lot of them know how to play with the devices or communicate, but they don’t know how to learn,” says Janet Womble who directs the Future of Educational Technology Conference.
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Health

Health First anti-trust lawsuit allowed to continue


An anti-trust lawsuit against Brevard County’s biggest hospital system has cleared its first court hurdle. As Health News Florida’s Abe Aboraya reports, the plaintiffs in the case say Health First’s monopoly results in higher prices for consumers.
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