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8:13 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Now Sold, Will The Former Versace Mansion In South Beach Be Preserved?

The swimming pool at Casa Casuarina.
Credit Miami Design Agenda

On July 15, 1997 Gianni Versace left for the morning paper at just before 9 a.m. Nearly everyone in Miami and a great deal of people across the world know the story.

The mentally unhinged Andrew Cunanan then tragically shot Versace to death on the doorsteps of his world famous mansion. Cunanan, who had already killed four other people, set off a manhunt and houseboat siege that captivated the morbid attention of the world.

Thus the unknown fate of those world famous doorsteps and the building behind it was set in motion.

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Arts Season
6:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Speed Boat Racing, Jimmy Buffett, Graffiti Art: A Half Century At The Miami Marine Stadium

Click through the slidshow to see how the Miami Marine Stadium has changed over the last 50 years. Here, boats are being lowered into the basin for a race in the 1960s.
courtesy Friends of Miami Marine Stadium

The Miami Marine Stadium has been through several incarnations over the past five decades, and the latest is the subject of a new exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum.

Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium, opening Oct. 17, traces the building’s distinctive history, from its early days as a speed boat racing venue to today as a giant, graffiti canvas and parkour playground.

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StateImpact Florida
12:12 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Join Us Tonight For A Conversation About Common Core

Join the conversation tonight.
Credit Renjith Krishnan / freedigitalphotos.net

Tonight marks the second of three Common Core hearings Florida is holding in an effort to get feedback from parents and communities about the state’s new education standards.

Whether or not you can make it to Davie tonight, we want you to be part of the conversation.

StateImpact Florida is teaming up with our partners at WLRN-Miami Herald News and Florida International University’s journalism program to cover the event.

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StateImpact Florida
7:36 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Supporters, Opponents Of Florida's Common Education Standards Have Their Say In Tampa

Emma Jane Miller speaks against Common Core State Standards Tuesday. She said standards developed with support from private groups is education without representation.

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 4:31 pm

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Education
7:35 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami

Pitbull is one of a growing list of celebrities who have opened their wallets or given their names to charter schools.
Jeff Daly AP

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:52 am

Rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez) is the latest in a long list of celebrities lending their star power to the flourishing charter school movement. Alicia Keyes, Denzel Washington, Shakira, Oprah — all support or sponsor charter schools.

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Arts Season
3:24 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

New Drive-In Theater Is A Blast From The Past For Miami's Wynwood

The Blue Starlite Theater attracted a small lot full of cars to watch classic film, Back to the Future.
Credit Chloe Herring

Twenty-one cars gathered on Oct. 11 for the grand opening of the new Blue Starlite drive-in theater in Wynwood, and to catch a new spin on the blast-from-the-past movie classic “Back to the Future.”

Guests to the Blue Starlite were greeted by owner Josh Frank’s staff, and cars were personally escorted. As night fell, children made their way to the hoods of their parents’ cars and affectionate lovers held hands. Movie-goers were encouraged to bring their own snacks, but concession was provided accompanied by sounds of vintage concession advertisements.

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StateImpact Florida
10:28 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Ten Posts Explaining Florida's Debate Over Common Core Education Standards

Looking for background on the debate about Common Core State Standards? Read on.

Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 9:26 am

Looking for background on the debate about Common Core State Standards? Read on.

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StateImpact Florida
11:39 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Update: Shaky Start To $10,000 College Degree Programs In Florida

College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs.

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 10:17 am

College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs.

posterize / freedigitalphotos.net

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StateImpact Florida
6:20 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Shutdown Roundup: How The Budget Drama Could Impact Students And Schools In Florida

Schools and students in Florida are in trouble if the money runs out.

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Schools and students in Florida are in trouble if the money runs out.

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