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Why Florida Schools Struggle To Hire Teachers By The Start Of Classes

MIAMI 2012-05-09 - Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet.
There’s typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can’t always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts.

By Sarah Gonzalez

Bright Futures Scholarships Cover Less Tuition For Florida College Students

Tallahassee - Across Florida, college freshmen are signing up for classes.
Many are bringing Bright Futures scholarships to help pay their way.
But Forrest Estep experienced sticker shock when he saw what the scholarships don’t cover. Estep is a student at Florida State University.

By 2012-20-08

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Florida's In-School-Suspension Policy Keeps Students Out of Class

Miami-2012-05-10 - There is a place on school campuses for students who break the rules.
In some Florida schools its called SCSI.
Marcus Pryor, a junior at Miami Northwestern Senior High, thinks it stands for School Criminal Scene Investigation.

By Sarah Gonzalez

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Florida Wildlife Expedition Looks to the Future

OKEFENOKEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - One hundred days after leaving the tip of the Everglades, the four members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition paddled into Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp and became the star attraction on Earth Day.

By Steve Newborn (Send E-Mail)

Four Explorers Talk About the Future of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

OKEFENOKEE SWAMP, GA. (2012-4-26) - After driving down an unnamed sandy road in the middle of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, I met the four members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition the day before they ended their trip on Earth Day. They were playing Frisbee in the dark waters of the Suwanee River.

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Do Wildlife Corridors Work? A Conversation with Paul Beier

TAMPA (2012-4-25) - The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition just finished a 1,000-mile mission, to create a continuous wildlife corridor stretching the length of the state. Now that they've reached the end of the trail, attention will be focused on getting those thousands of acres of land preserved.

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Wraps Up in the Okefenokee

TAMPA (2012-4-24) - Wildlife photographer Carlton Ward Jr., filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus, bear biologist Joe Guthrie and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt have wrapped up the traveling part of the expedition. They crossed the finish line Sunday, nearly 100 days after taking off in the Everglades.

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Making a Florida Wildlife Corridor a Reality

TAMPA (2012-04-23) - It's been 1,000 miles in nearly 100 days. They started at the tip of the Everglades, and Sunday, members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition reached the finish line - Georgia. We report on their mission - and whether it has a chance of succeeding.

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Expedition Seeks To Save Florida's 'Terra Incognita'

TAMPA (2012-04-22) - Members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition sport calluses and legs hardened by three months of hiking through saw grass, palmetto stands and piney woods. On Sunday, these four adventurers marked the end of a 1,000-mile trek across Florida.

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Inside FCAT 2.0: How Teachers, Students Are Impacted

Miami-2012-04-20 - Danna Contreras doesn’t like the new FCAT.
The sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami emigrated from Columbia three years ago.
She wears thick, pink-rimmed glasses and she squints a lot. She says the new computerized version is harder to take.

By Sarah Gonzalez

Wildlife Expedition Enlists Military Reserves in Mission to Protect Wildlife

CAMP BLANDING (2012-4-16) - Part of the 1,000-mile trail the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is blazing through Florida passes through what may seem an unlikely place: the main training base for the Florida National Guard. The armed forces are armed with another mission: helping protect the state's wildlife.

By Steve Newborn (Send E-Mail)

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Pinellas County

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