In a study of 34 developed nations, American students ranked 25th in mathematics, 17th in science and 14th in reading skills. Members of a University of Florida student group called “Gators Can” say they believe these low rankings point out a serious problem for the country’s education. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports how these students are trying to solve the issue while spreading awareness.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPEducationalSummit.mp3]
Construction of the two new UF Health Shands hospitals is ahead of schedule. The twin hospitals will bring more specialization in heart and cardiovascular diseases and neuromedicine units.