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Clearwater Marine Aquarium “hauls in” big AT&T check for afterschool STEM programs

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The Clearwater Marine Aquarium “hauled in” a $25,000 contribution this week to help underserviced local students. The donation from telecommunications giant AT&T will go toward afterschool programs that give 11- to 14-year-old students hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A presentation ceremony Friday included a boat ride in Clearwater Bay pulling a net containing a oversized AT&T check. Leading the event were David Yates, CEO of Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and state Rep. Ed Narain, who also serves as an…

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Jeb Bush pens op-ed for Atlanta Journal Constitution defending philosophy on education

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I wonder why none of the Florida’s papers reprint Jeb’s op-ed, which originally appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, defending his philosophy on education reform.  An excerpt: Right now, the No. 1 issue facing America’s governors is the economy. In the short term, the focus, rightly, is on creating jobs and spurring growth to get our economy back on track. But nothing matters more to our long-term economic health and stability than the quality of education in classrooms today. The challenges are clear. The high-wage jobs…

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