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Education Desk: What Is Florida Virtual School?

Twenty years ago, the state established the first statewide public high school that was Internet-based. Florida Virtual School now teaches students K through 12. From the Education Desk, 90.7’s Catherine Welch caught up with school CEO and President Jodi Marshall to find out how the virtual school works.
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Damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Photo:  Puerto Rico National Guard by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos
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Florida Schools Prepare For Evacuees From Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have already begun to arrive at Florida’s public schools, and district leaders are preparing for more. Broward County schools took in 128 hurricane evacuees last week, mainly from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Miami-Dade enrolled 31 from Puerto Rico. That’s in addition to 16 kids from the Keys, and a few from Texas who arrived after Irma and Harvey.
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Florida needs more specialized nurses because more than half leave the state. Photo: Flickr.
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Colleges Respond to Central Florida Nurse Shortage With New Degree Programs

Four central Florida educational institutions received approval this week from the State Board of Education to offer Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. Valencia College, Seminole State College of Florida, Lake-Sumter State College, and Eastern Florida State College will begin offering the programs next fall in order to meet a shortage of nurses across the region.
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