June 2019 Contents

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Teaching: A World View

A World View

See how Florida's teachers' work lives compare with those in other countries.

Finnish Line

The country known for having the best teachers doesn't pay them at premium levels but makes sure it hires the right people ... and doesn't micromanage them.

Five Stories...

The country's teacher corps is young and must work with big classes and widely varying work conditions.

Popular Profession

Canadian schools are picky about who gets to teach.

Challenging, But Rewarding

While desireable, teaching in Ireland has gotten tougher, with starting salaries still at pre-2008 levels.


The burden of Japan's high performance rests on its teachers.

Late to the Game

India only recently made education a fundamental right.

An Earlier Start

Israel made school mandatory for 3 and 4 year olds in 2012.

One Last Chance

Teaching is a dream come true for Alexa Abbate, but classroom challenges are testing her.

Perspectives: What I learned

Patrick Whelan has taken four trips abroad to compare teaching practices and exchange ideas.

Four and Finished

The state's universities have incentives to boost their four-year graduation rates - and are treating students more like customers in the process.


Up Front
More than a Magazine

The media industry has had to reinvent itself over the years — not unlike other industries. Reinvention, I believe, should start with customer service.

Mike Jackson

“I read every day. I study decision-making.”

Economic Backbone: Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Expansion Boost

Record numbers of visitors flock to the Norton Museum after a $100 million renovation.

Glass Act

A growing community of glass artists gains international attention.

Growing Despite Cuts

Orlando's holocaust museum is planning a $35-million facility.


MOSH's expansion plans call for taking advantage of its location near the river.

Drumbeat of Success

A Pensacola manufacturer is one of only a handful of steel drum makers in the U.S.

Largest Musuems and Cultural Attactions in Florida

(100,000 attendance or more)

Around the State

Redefining Club Space

Miami's popular nightclub broads its reach.

Waste Guidance

Total Marine's Ocean Guardian gives ship operators information on the rules for a ship's location.

Doc in a Box

OnMed's telemedicine station cand despense prescribed medications.

telemedicine via OnMed

From 3-D Printer to Space

Relativity's 3D printed rocket has 100 times fewer parts than traditional rockets.

Longer Battery Life

Three UF engineers invent a sensor that generates its own power using external magnetic fields.

On the Fly

A Northwest Florida team lands in the finals of a Boeing competition.

Mofongo and More

The culinary treasures of Puerto Rico have their day in the sun across Florida.

Editor's Page
Right Time, Right Train

Florida is well on its way to realizing the 20-plus-year-old dream of a modern, fast rail alternative — without putting taxpayers on the hook.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.


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Ballot Box

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes is proposing a bill for a new bird to replace the current state bird - the mockingbird. What type of bird do you think would be a better replacement?

  • Osprey
  • None - keep the mockingbird
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Flamingo
  • Brown pelican
  • Ibis
  • Great blue heron
  • Scrub-jay
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

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