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College students with a sense of civic engagement are more likely to complete a degree, according to the Lumina Foundation panel Tuesday.
The Lumina Foundation hosted a panel discussion in Ybor City Tuesday discussing the importance of graduating students with a post-secondary degree.
The foundation, which is an underwriter of StateImpact Florida, has one big goal: to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees to 60 percent by 2025.
According to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 59 percent of Florida’s jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018.
Here are four suggestions the expert panel had for colleges trying to improve retention and graduation rates: Continue Reading
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Stanton College Preparatory School in Duval County ranked 8th in the country for effectively preparing students for college. Suncoast Community School in Palm Beach County ranked 9th.
More high schools in the Miami-Dade school district prepare students for college than any other district in the state.
That’s according to a Newsweek report, America’s Best High Schools 2012, which lists the 1,000 best public high schools.
But Duval and Palm Beach counties have two of the top 10 schools in the country for college readiness.
Ten Florida high schools made the top 100.
California, Texas, New Jersey and New York are the only states with more high schools in the top 1,000.
The report card measured 6 criteria:
200 students in Hillsborough County are taste testing potential school lunch items for next year’s menu.
USF St. Petersburg Chancellor Margaret Sullivan says she feels the university is in a good place and it’s time for her to leave. She says she’s accomplished her goals with the university and it’s time to take a nap.