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Today: A Twitter Conversation About Getting Ready For College

The Education Fund in Miami is hosting an online chat today about the best ways for first generation and low-income students to earn a college degree. Lisa Ciacci, the Education Fund’s Smart Path to College program manager, will be on Twitter ready to answer questions. Advisers from similar programs in San Francisco and Philadelphia will […]

Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges

Khadejah Gilbert found out she wasn’t quite ready for higher education when she enrolled in Hillsborough Community College. She’s one of many students who had to take brush up in basic subjects before starting her associate of arts degree in liberal arts. The classes cost money, but don’t come with any credit “I took prep […]

The Other Things Florida Schools Should Do To Prepare Grads For College

New education standards adopted by Florida and 44 other states alone won’t be enough to ensure high school graduates are ready for college, according to a new policy brief from the Florida College Access Network. State and education leaders will also need to provide help outside the classroom, such as bolstering school college and career […]

Florida Student SAT Scores Rise Slightly

Florida students scored slightly better on the SAT college aptitude test in 2012, but scores still trailed the national average. The average score on the reading and math exams was 492, while the average writing score was 476. That’s up between three and five points from 2011. Nationally the average reading score was 496, the […]

Last Year’s High School Grads Not Expected to Do Well in College This Year

Florida students aren’t as prepared for college as students in other states. That’s according to this year’s Condition of College and Career Readiness report released Wednesday. It looks at ACT test scores to project how well high school grads would do in first year college courses. About 70 percent of Florida’s graduating class took the ACT […]

Florida Leads Southern States In Meeting Education Goals

Despite questions about the state’s standardized testing, Florida is making progress — a lot of it — according to a report released by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Sixteen states adopted SREB goals 10 years ago to guide policymakers and education leaders. Florida is outperforming other southern states in a variety of indicators, according […]

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