April 24, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/11/2012

› Tampa Bay area trade mission to Colombia port expected to yield $7.3 million in new sales
A Tampa delegation has returned from a trade mission to Barranquilla, Colombia, with business leads expected to yield an estimated $7.3 million in sales, officials said Monday.

› Preservation board turns down bid to designate Miami Herald building historic
Miami’s historic preservation board has voted 5-3 to turn down an application for designation of The Miami Herald building. Casino operator Genting, which bought the Herald property last year, opposed designation.

› Good scores not enough to stop criticism of new evaluation system from teachers, school districts
For teachers, school districts and state officials alike, the implementation of a new mandated teacher evaluation system — designed to be a more data-driven, accurate measure of teacher accountability — has proven to be a painful process.

› Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail on track
A new passenger rail service is on track to begin in 2015, whisking travelers from Miami to Orlando, while offering hourly trains, gourmet meals and Wi-Fi.

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