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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam made his pitch for governor before a group of civic leaders in Tampa Friday morning.

Putnam laid out his vision for education reform before taking questions from the audience at Cafe Con Tampa. He called for increased funding for technical colleges and vocational training in Florida's middle and high schools.

USF Student Part Of Trump's Case For School Choice

Mar 3, 2017
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In his address to a joint-session of Congress this week, President Trump celebrated the success of Denisha Merriweather, a graduate student at the University of South Florida.

Florida 4th Graders Top Readers in the World

Dec 11, 2012
Tampa Bay Times

The report, Trends in International Mathematical and Science Study, ranks fourth-grade reading skills. Florida had among the best scores, performing at the same level as Hong Kong, Russia, Finland and Singapore.

The Foundation for Florida's Future Executive Director Patricia Levesque says now that reading levels are improving, it's time to put more focus on math and science.

NPR's show Tell Me More opened up a conversation this morning about education reform. It was heard here on WUSF and it included two people at the very core of the issue.... students.

One of those students is Shakira Locket, student at Miami Dade College.

Locket graduated from Coral Gables Senior High school but once she reached college, she realized she wasn't prepared.