Folk Festival

Folk art is usually passed down from teacher to apprentice outside the walls of any formal institution. Florida is seeking folk art masters and apprentices to participate in a program aimed at keeping their traditions alive for generations to come.   

This year’s Florida FolkLife Apprenticeship teams are working on Hungarian embroidery, Puerto Rican lace making and a Chinese musical instrument called a zheng. The program gives stipends for travel and supplies. A team is one master artist or craftsperson and one or more apprentices.

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.