On Television

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The State of Education
You can't live in Florida without hearing about FCAT on the news. It's a lightning rod issue, and the Florida legislature recently approved a new bill that will shake things up a bit more. We speak with a teacher, a former administrator, a researcher and a parent to learn their views on the FCAT. Host Irene Maher then introduces us to a group of leaders in Pinellas County determined help students caught in the achievement gap. Larry Elliston introduces us to tipper the dog, who's having a dog-gone good time getting kids excited to read.

On the Radio

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Career Education

The traditional path of high school to college to career is not always the best path for all students. This week, we explore some of the ways educators are working to get their students prepared for careers, not just prepared for graduation. Plus, we talk to those often left out of the education conversation: students.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Vivian FialloGuidance Resource Specialist at Freedom High School in Tampa
Dennis JauchCOO of the Pinellas Technical Education Center
Paul Wahnishcreator of the engineering academy at East Lake High School and president of Career Technical Education Foundation
Ashley DuclosUSF senior studying elementary education
Frank HernandezUSF senior studying history

For more information

Florida CHOICES Career Interest Profiler

1. Click on Florida Choices
2. Click "Jump In" (No ID required)
3. Click "Choices Planner" button
4. Click "Interest Profiler" link



Florida Matters

Florida Matters tackles tough issues, highlights little-known stories from our part of the world, and provides a greater perspective of what it means to live in the Sunshine State.

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