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Intersection: The State Of FSA


The Florida Standards Assessments are unpopular with those who say there’s too much testing in schools, but after a study the Florida Department of Education concluded a replacement for the FSA is not in the cards. 
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Regina Teer, Leslie Hartog, Cindy Jurie, Kimberly Renk. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Circle Of Security


A pilot program at childcare centers in Pine Hills is adapting a technique that began as a way to parent young children. Now it’s helping childcare staff nurture the kids in their care.
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Hope CommUnity Center Apopka. Photo by Crystal Chavez.
Sunshine Series

Here Comes The Sun, Part Two: How Widespread Is Child Food Insecurity In Orange County?


More children in the Orlando area are in need of a free hot meal. Food insecurity—not having reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food stresses families living in poverty. To get a grasp on child hunger for our series marking Sunshine Week, 90.7’s Crystal Chavez took a look at the need for free and reduced lunch at Orange County Public Schools.
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#ShareYourStoryAfrica Initiative Founder Speaks To Orlando Youth


Mpumi Nobiva was orphaned at 9 years old after losing her mother to HIV/AIDS. She was picked to attend the inaugural class at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and her life has changed. She has finished graduate coursework at High Point University. Today, she’s an international speaker, mentor, and the founder of “Share Your Story Africa Initiative.” Nobiva spoke to Boys & Girls Club Hughes Branch youth in Orlando.
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Intersection

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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Education

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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