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Format: 2015-04-01
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Florida high schools are being judged by the number of students enrolled in college-level classes. It’s tied to bonus money from the state.

But in Florida’s rural counties, small schools say they can’t compete with the opportunities at large urban schools.

One-thousand miles - that's how far the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is kayaking, cycling and walking. This week, they're crossing the Ocala National Forest. WUSF's Steve Newborn went along for nine of those miles - and came out with a few calluses and a new appreciation for their effort.

As they thread their way north, members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition have come across one of their biggest barriers - Interstate 4. And if humans have a hard time crossing the busy highway -- what does that mean for wildlife?

The Florida Legislature is sending a revised Senate redistricting map back to the state Supreme Court.

The House on Tuesday gave the map final approval.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is swinging east of Orlando's sprawl and are paddling up the St. John's River. On Sunday, they crossed one the state's great dividing lines for wildlife - Interstate 4.

The police chief of Sanford has "temporarily resigned," pending an investigation into his department's handing of the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Bill Lee offered to step down this afternoon in a press conference outside Sanford City Hall.

It’s been nearly a month since self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen in Sanford, Fla.
Martin’s death has inspired a national debate about race and justice.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is back in the news - this time, he's been sued for jailing minors near adults.

The USF Bulls Basketball team fell just short of the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen, but a crowd gathered today at the university's Tampa Campus to celebrate their success.

Bulls Coach Stan Heath - who was honored as the Big East Coach of the Year - told the crowd that they'll be back.

The University of South Florida's Tampa campus has become one of the biggest places in the state to ban smoking outdoors. Today was the first day where smokers had to drag their butts to a handful of designated areas around campus.

After an eight month world-wide search, the USF College of Business has found its new dean - Dr. Moez Limayen. He comes from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, which U.S. World and News Reports ranked as the 25th best among public universities.

On Florida Matters this week, WUSF brings you an exclusive interview with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Host Carson Cooper traveled to Tampa City Hall to talk with the first-term mayor.

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