October 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/22/2014

› Miami Beach may ban commercial hand-billing in busy areas
Anyone who has walked down Lincoln Road or Ocean Drive has faced the barrage people hawking restaurant menus and party promotions along the sidewalk. The Miami Beach City Commission is looking into banning this kind of commercial solicitation.

› Solar lab teaches, and provides, alternative energy
As Everglades University builds more alternative energy sources at its campus here, students are getting first-hand lessons they hope will lead to jobs in a growing field.

› Report: Poorest schools have more rookie teachers
Miami-Dade County schools officials responded to a report by the National Council on Teacher Quality that found rookie teachers work predominately at poor, under-performing schools.

› Gov. Rick Scott rolls out plan to increase per-student spending
Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced a plan to raise per-student spending to a record level next year.

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