Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters -- School Technology (July 23, 2013)

Florida schools are gearing up for new education standards and accompanying online testing. Schools must also prepare to deliver half of all classroom instruction digitally by 2015.

So what will this mean for students, teachers and schools...

Florida Matters: Bob Graham on the State of Florida's Waterways (July 16, 2013)
Photo Courtesy EarthJustice

Florida is a state of hurricanes and summer deluges, but water is a dwindling resource. It's at the center of a tug of war between urban areas, agriculture and environmentalists, who say Florida's waterways are drying up - or becoming...

Florida Matters: Veterans Wheelchair Games (July 10, 2013)

It’s reportedly the largest wheelchair sporting event in the world and its coming to the Tampa Bay area July 13-18. It’s the 33rd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Florida Matters visits with a wheelchair athlete turned dancer who...

Florida Matters: Human Trafficking (July 2, 2013) (July 2, 2013)
Manatee Tiger Bay Club hosted speakers from the Bradenton Police Department, and Selah Freedom, a group that helps human trafficking victims.

Human trafficking is a huge problem in Florida. The state ranks third in the country in human trafficking, but local organizations are working on a solution.

According a local nonprofit organization working to tackle sexual exploitation,...

How Common Standards Will Change Florida Schools (June 25, 2013)

Florida is one of 45 states which have fully adopted new English, literacy and math standards for K-12 schools.

The standards, known as Common Core, are intended to make sure every high school graduate can handle college-level work or find...

Florida Polytechnic Readies for First Students (June 19, 2013)

Florida Polytechnic University is quickly taking shape in Polk County. Officials hope to admit the first students in the fall of 2014 -- which means finding those students, housing them, hiring the faculty to teach them, designing a curriculum,...

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