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Intersection: Florida’s Education Bill


A comprehensive education bill is drawing the ire of teachers unions. The Florida Education Association weighs in on House Bill 7055. And we hear from Central Florida lawmaker Scott Plakon about a bill that could de-certify unions.
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Principal Rick Fleming. Photo courtesy of Brevard Public Schools.
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Meet Rick Fleming, A Florida ‘Principal Of The Year’ Finalist


Rick Fleming is one of three finalists across the state for Florida’s 2018 Principal of the Year award. He is principal of West Shore Junior/Senior High in Brevard Public Schools. He has served the district for more than 20 years in teaching and administrative roles. 90.7’s Crystal Chavez spoke to Fleming as part of reporting from WMFE’s Education Desk.
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Intersection: Interning With FIT’s Jet Dragster Team


What does it take to pilot a car that can go from nought to 280 miles per hour in five and a half seconds? That’s what interns on the Florida Institute of Technology Jet Dragster Racing Team learn all about. Elaine Larsen of Larsen Motorsports, and interns Paige Sanchez and Kat Redner, join intersection for a conversation about STEM and drag racing.
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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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