Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

Phone: (850) 487-3086

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Education
5:19 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Big Bend High Schools Hold Steady Under New Grading Rules

The Florida Department of Education has rolled out the last batch of school grades it will issue under the outgoing Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

For the most part, Leon County’s high school grades remained unchanged from last year, despite a harder grading scale. Lincoln High IS one of 55 high schools statewide to improve its letter grade, earning an “A”. That comes as the overall number of A-rated combination and high schools dropped. But Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart insists that’s a sign of progress.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Florida Reacts To President Obama's Plan To Normalize Relations With Cuba

This image shows Florida's proximity to Cuba.
Credit www.bbc.co.uk

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio are blasting President Obama’s move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. The U.S. and the socialist country have been at odds for more than fifty years. Governor Rick Scott expressed his disapproval in a written statement.

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State News
3:48 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Florida Parole Board Gives Florida Prison 'Houdini' A Break

A man known for escaping from Florida prisons may finally be freed, and this time, he won’t have to trick the system.

Supporters of Mark DeFriest scored a significant victory Wednesday after the Florida Parole Commission changed DeFriest’s parole date.

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WFSU Local
3:20 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Leon School Board Reviews Audit Findings, Says Most Are Paperwork Problems

Credit Leon County Schools

7:05 p.m.: Leon County School Board members expressed shock at more than two dozen audit findings reported by the state Auditor General.  District officials say the issues represent paperwork problems more than they do any wrongdoing.

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State News
8:43 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Economists Say Florida's Budget Surplus In The $1B Range

Governor Rick Scott could have a billion dollars to work with a he drafts a state spending proposal to send to lawmakers.

Florida’s top economists are crunching the numbers and foresee a billion dollars more available for the next fiscal year. That’s a big jump from the $336 million increase they had been forecasting. In a press release, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli downplayed the numbers saying, “We will continue our commitment to fiscal responsibility with every dollar as we prioritize funding initiatives and seek ways to continue tax relief for Florida’s families.”

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