Capital Report: 11-22-2013

Nov 25, 2013

You don’t have to be a sports fan to know what the biggest sports story has been in Florida recently. As Stan Jastrzebski reports, coverage of sexual assault allegations against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston has dominated news cycles recently – and that notoriety may help decide how the case is adjudicated.

The Orlando City Soccer Club is becoming a professional franchise. Fans celebrated the announcement on Church Street in downtown Orlando Tuesday night. Amy Kiley reports.

This week, Florida public school superintendents joined the chorus of those calling for a time-out on any changes to the state’s existing educational standards.  Lynn Hatter reports on the latest opposition to the Common Core curriculum.

It wasn’t too many generations ago that separate schools for boys and girls were fairly common in the world of America’s private schools.  Now two Florida lawmaker want to test a theory that public school boys and girls might learn better if they’re taught in separate classrooms. So they’re filing a bill that would encourage schools to offer single-gender classrooms. But Regan McCarthy reports the proposal comes with quite a bit of controversy and confusion.

College and career readiness is a phrase educators throw around a lot.  The definition of what readiness means depends on who you ask.  Ryan Benk reports most experts agree that, whatever college and career readiness means, too many Florida students aren’t fitting the definition.

In less than three weeks, a longstanding ban on firearms that can’t be seen by metal detectors may lapse. A Florida senator is trying to see that doesn’t happen, but lawmakers aren’t the only ones worried. As Sascha Cordner reports, artisans who use a new type of digital printer are worried what large-scale printing of firearms might mean for their craft.