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Aviat helping host cities prepare for NFL love, Super Bowls in 2020-21

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While kickoff of the 2017 NFL season is still months away, Florida is already looking toward the Super Bowl — in 2020 and 2021. The biggest game in professional sports will be back-to-back in Miami Gardens in 2020 and Tampa in 2021 — thanks to a construction delay in Los Angeles — and no matter which Florida team you support, the Sunshine State is getting some major NFL love. For running a successful Super Bowl, preparations must start years in…

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For a love of Florida, Gwen Graham launches bid for governor

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Declaring a love for Florida and its people, as well as outrage over Tallahassee’s lack of emphasis on public education and the environment, Democrat Gwen Graham is running for governor. In an announcement in Miami Gardens Tuesday morning, Graham, a former congresswoman and the daughter of former Governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, promised that she would end high-stakes testing, work for an increased minimum wage and paid sick leave for Floridians, and take immediate and vigorous steps to protect the…

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Today on Context Florida: education accountability, Miami Gardens, Student loan debt and sagging pants

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Today on Context Florida: In the second of a two-part series, Julie Delegal examines the move to lower the stakes in Florida’s high-stakes education accountability system, as well as how they got so high in the first place. Republican Rep. Debbie Mayfield of Vero Beach is so frustrated with the entire standards-based accountability system that she wants to give entire school districts the ability to “opt out” of standards-based tests altogether. Florence Snyder talks of the Miami Gardens police, and its…

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