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Saint PetersBlog: University of Cambridge brings novel college prep program to Orlando Dec. 10

By Phil Ammann A prominent British school will visit Florida to launch a program helping college-bound schoolchildren master thinking skills required by the new Common Core academic standards. Emphasizing an extensive curriculum and innovative assessment methods, Cambridge International Examinations, part of the legendary University of Cambridge, promises to “take college preparation to the next level.” In […]

Sentinel School Zone: Cambridge programs (and tests) making inroads in Orange schools

By Lauren Roth Cambridge programs and exams, which are sometimes mentioned in the same breath with Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, are being introduced in several Orange County public schools. Like AP and IB, Cambridge offers a college-preparatory curriculum that culminates in official exams. Now some families in Orange County will get a chance to […]

Education Week: Cambridge Academic Program Makes Inroads in U.S.

By Caralee Adams For more than 800 years, the University of Cambridge has been educating students on its stately and historic campus in the heart of England. But the esteemed British institution’s reach goes much farther, and it’s now working aggressively to expand a menu of precollegiate offerings in U.S. schools. The university owns and […]

Water Online: Desalination A Must For Florida, Official Says

A Florida official is calling on his state to invest in seawater desalination as a way to combat water scarcity. According to Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the Sunshine State needs to consider options beyond conservation and reuse. “Drought-proof water supplies, like seawater desalination, should be more aggressively pursued and included in water planning as future sources […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Bill Newton: Florida is storm-free again, yet we’re still in trouble

Our emergency storm kits may still be intact, but after eight storm-free years, a financial burden for all Floridians continues to loom. While the risk associated with Florida’s state-run insurance entities — Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (Cat Fund) — may now be less, there is still more work that […]

Orlando Sentinel: Florida’s energy future: Renewable-fuel reform

By Leticia Adams, Guest columnist In the wake of a historic federal government shutdown, it is imperative that we now refocus on the short- and long-term goals of our state and nation. Pressing issues from energy security to national defense continue to affect millions of Americans each day. In recent years, an increasing number of […]

Miami Herald: Letter: Providing honest health and wellness answers

By Jay Rittenberg, Owner, SurfMed Pharmacy Pharmacists, who make vital contributions to healthcare in the United States through the vital contributions they make through improved medication use and advanced patient care, were recognized in October during National Pharmacist month. The occasion served to promote pharmacists as integral parts of a patient’s health care team and […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Ned Bowman: Ethanol mandate is hurting consumers

The Florida Chamber of Commerce recently announced that our state’s economy grew by more than $30 billion last year, adding nearly 131,500 much-needed jobs after a rough couple of years. The good news is that Florida could be poised for more growth and economic success in the coming years with the right policies in place. […]

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