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February 21, 2019

Mark R. Howard

Executive Editor of Florida Trend • mhoward@floridatrend.com

Mark Howard Mark R. Howard

Mark Howard has been executive editor of Florida Trend since 1998. He grew up in and was graduated from high school in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Before joining Florida Trend in 1996, Mark worked for the Nashville Banner, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Newsday on Long Island, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune, where he was executive business editor and city editor. In the early 1980s, he worked for the Tennessee State Department of Education during the administration of Gov. Lamar Alexander and was recognized for his contribution to part of Alexander's education reform effort. Mark is a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida.

Columns by Howard:

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Florida's K-12 system faces challenges from a growing student-age population and a potential teacher shortage.
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Election results prove that Florida is neither red, nor blue, nor purple
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Our fascination with "green" shouldn't delude us.
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Change seems to bring more complexity instead of simplicity.
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I'm writing about Quint Studer not because of his success or generosity but because he's the best example of a phenomenon that I hope will become a trend in Florida — wealthy individuals who support traditional local non-profits but also develop narrowly focused initiatives that can fundamentally improve a community by changing neighborhoods that are synonymous with blight and poverty.
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Over the course of his 36-year career at USF, Peter Betzer was skilled enough at persuasion that he accomplished big things...
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The 2017 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which wrapped up its work in May, has 37 members and convenes every 20 years...
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Two distinguishing features of Florida's higher-ed system laid much of the groundwork for the current success...
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Playing to the base may work well in the primaries, but it's driving many voters to register as NPA.
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Rodrigo Medinilla may only be 12, but he’s got an impressive resume: Mensa member, contestant on NBC’s “Genius Junior” and participant in the World Championships Robotics Competition. On Tuesday, the seventh-grader from Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High added another accolade — winner of the 79th Annual Miami Herald Spelling Bee.

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