October 26, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/17/2014

› Florida end-of-course exams show improvement | See scores
Students across the state performed better this year on the state's end-of-course exams, results released Mondayshow. Each of these standardized tests is used to calculate A-F school grades that influence property values, school enrollment and help determine whether a school needs to undergo a dramatic change.

› Surge in unaccompanied minors across Mexican border is felt in Miami
The crisis of the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border is being felt across the United States, with Miami one of 10 cities where children are being sent for immigration proceedings as border shelters fill up.

› Study: Florida #1 In Tornadoes and Deaths
A recent study published by the Southeast Regional Climate Center and NOAA reveals that the Southeast United States sees the highest number of strong (F2 or greater) tornadoes and experiences more killer tornadoes than the infamous "Tornado Alley" of the Great Plains.

› Florida Citrus Repository: Center to introduce new citrus varieties
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will open a new, 20,000-square foot facility north of Gainesville that will introduce new citrus varieties to the state.

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