April 17, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/22/2013

› What Florida’s Education Commissioner Heard At Common Core Listening Sessions
The conversation about Common Core standards hit a fever pitch in Florida last week. Florida’s education commissioner, Pam Stewart, moderated three hearings about the Common Core in Tampa, Davie and Tallahassee.

› Southwest Florida shoreline will soon appear on Google Maps
Soon, people around the world will be able stroll Southwest Florida beaches virtually. It’s coming courtesy of a Google and Visit Florida photo-mapping project that documented Lee and Collier county shorelines last week.

› Poll: Florida’s likely voters divided on expanding gambling
A state-level organization known for its long-standing opposition to gambling’s expansion has released new poll numbers showing Florida’s likely voters are split on the issue.

› Arsht Center CEO talks arts, money and neighborhood change
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts President and CEO M. John Richard is upbeat as he talks about the upcoming arts and cultural season.

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Okeanos Explorer 2014
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NOAA's ship, Okeanos Explorer, carrying scientists and the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2), has arrived at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014), the ROV will visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Click above to watch the adventure unfold or go here for more info.

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