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What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/19/2013

› Manatee networking program draws college students into work world early
Within the next few years, 11,000 students at State College of Florida will be looking for jobs. Ask Manatee County business owners and hiring managers, and they'll say they want to hire as many as fit their business needs.

› LeBron James has interest in bringing MLS team to Miami
LeBron James is contemplating linking up with another superstar from a different sport. On Monday, James confirmed he has interest in teaming up with soccer icon David Beckham in bringing a Major League Soccer team to Miami.

› Lawmakers seek boys-only, girls-only classes
Two Miami-Dade County lawmakers are seeking to start a pilot program that would lead to some elementary-school students being separated into boys-only and girls-only classes.

› Alachua schools' energy savings steps yielding budget bonuses
During the 2012-13 school year, Alachua County Schools cut energy use by about 3.6 million kilowatt hours, a reduction of 7.3 percent. As a result, the school district has spent $1.6 million less on energy than it had budgeted, said School Board Chairwoman Eileen Roy.

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