April 23, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/5/2013

› Social media at center of marketing, public relations campaigns in South Florida
Just how pivotal social media is to successful and impactful marketing public relations campaigns was illustrated in this year's 2013 Bernays Awards presented by The Gold Coast PR Council.

› Florida Prepaid College program deadline extended
If you want to apply for a Florida Prepaid College program, we've got good news. The Florida Prepaid College board has extended the online application deadline to buy a prepaid college plan.

› Urban League confirms Lauderdale as 2015 host city
For the past decade, the National Urban League has held its mid-winter training conference in Fort Lauderdale. But South Florida was not on the radar to a host its national conference -- until about three years ago.

› Some private schools can give FCAT next year
Thanks to a new state law, private schools that take part in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program — a voucher program for low-income kids — can give their students the FCAT (or state end-of-course exams), if they want. So far, they aren’t exactly tripping over themselves to get those testing applications filed.

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