Capital Report: 05-25-2012

May 25, 2012

This year’s school and district grades will look a lot different this year, due to a variety of reasons. But one of them has stirred much discussion and debate within the disability community. This year, for the first time, students with disabilities will be fully-included in the school grade formula. Lynn Hatter reports, the biggest impact will be on schools that only serve students with disabilities.

A few wrenches have been thrown into the plan to create Florida’s 12th state university. As Sascha Cordner reports, not enough people are applying to be members of Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees AND the cost of constructing the standalone university is over budget.

Florida’s new Personal Injury Protection law has what some are calling a “glitch” that Regan McCarthy reports one lawmaker says could lead to “needless chaos and costs”

The launch of the privately built SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for the International Space Station has been heralded as the dawn of a new era of space travel. From member station WMFE in Orlando, Matthew Peddie reports NASA is hoping that overcoming this hurdle in the development of a commercial crew program will allow the government agency to focus on deep space exploration.

This is Memorial Day weekend and that means it’s time for the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs. Tom Flanigan reports the event has grown steadily in the six decades it’s been around….