November 2016 Contents

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K-12 Education

K-12 Education

Innovation and trends at Florida's schools

Throughout Florida there are pockets where educators have innovated to better serve students.

The Principal's role

Florida’s life sciences industry is progressing — despite some high-profile failures.

Breaking barriers

Principals are the key element in improving a school, but their powers are limited.

Trends in K-12 Education

Following the lead of colleges and universities, K-12 schools in Florida are enrolling record numbers of foreign students.


Up Front
A future in Florida schools

Education has always been of great interest to me. I've thought that after my career at Florida Trend I might like to run a school...

Florida Originals
Snooty: The face of Manatee County

A quirky art installation off I-4 has an uncertain future.

Terry Stiles

"My dad made me work from the time I was 13. I mean I tied steel, dug ditches, laid block. I got to lean all that stuff. So I built a house when I was 19."

Sides show: More chefs are vegging out

Vegetables are taking center stage at many restaurants around Florida.

Of Counsel
Laying down the law

Some firms are scrapping traditional approaches to case management, becoming more agile in the process.

Tallahassee Trend
Politics, bundled

Fundraising became so complicated that a former legislative aide built a sophisticated computer program to track all the checks.

Editor's Page
Inflection point

The presidential race became a referendum on the validity of the political process itself.

Tech Data

Bob Dutkowsky

Company Profile
A CEO's lessons

Bob Dutkowsky runs what's about to become Florida's biggest company — 'and nobody knows we exist.'

Economic Backbone

Green Development and Sustainability
Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

Babcock Ranch's solar center will be ready for the community's first residents next year.

A place in the sun

Around the State

Miles of aisles

Bulk Nation is among a dozen grocery chains that either have started in Florida or expanded into the state over the past decade.

Uncertain environment

Venezuela’s economic decline poses challenges for U.S. companies there.

Data Driven

An investors group wants to develop a major data storage facility.

Targeting millennials for growth

Miami’s Related Group looks to the Tampa Bay area for opportunities.

Tech Offensive

Orange County is on track to provide every student with a computer.

Getting a logistics boost in Jacksonville

An Amazon facility bolsters Jacksonville’s standing as a logistics center.

DeTect adapts its bird-tracking radar

Panama City-based DeTect has evolved to track airborne drones.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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