June 2019 Contents

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FEATURES

Teaching

Teaching: A World View

A World View

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

Finland
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.

Brazil
Five Stories...

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

Canada
Popular Profession

Canadian schools are picky about who gets to teach.

Ireland
Challenging, But Rewarding

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

Japan
Overworked

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

India
Late to the Game

India only recently made education a fundamental right.

Israel
An Earlier Start

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

Florida
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.

Retention
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.

Trendlines

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.

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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.

Repositioning

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

MiamI-DADE
Redefining Club Space

Miami's popular nightclub broads its reach.

Southeast
Waste Guidance

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

Southwest
Doc in a Box

OnMed's telemedicine station cand despense prescribed medications.

telemedicine via OnMed

Central
From 3-D Printer to Space

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

Northeast
Longer Battery Life

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

Northwest
On the Fly

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

Dining
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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