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Where Florida’s Foreign College Students Come From, How Much They Spend

Saudi Arabia and South Korea are among the top 5 leading places of origin for international college and university students in Florida. That’s according to the Institute for International Education, which released its Open Doors fact sheet today. It reports that during the 2011-12 school year, 32,567 students from other countries enrolled for the first […]

Ad Compares U.S. Schools To Pudgy, Flailing Olympic Athlete

The Olympics kick off in London today (yes, soccer kicked off a couple days ago), and former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst is out with an Olympics-themed ad criticizing the U.S. education system. The ad shows a chubby man ineptly competing in rhythmic gymnastics while a commentator observes “the once-proud U.S. program has been […]

Florida Universities Join Effort To Ease Visa Requirements For STEM Grads

Editors note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Luc Cohen. The presidents of more than 100 U.S. research universities signed a letter to President Obama and Congressional leaders urging them to make it easier for international students to get jobs in the country after they graduate. The letter argues that highly skilled workers in STEM fields […]

Study: Florida Ranks Second In National Test Score Gains

Florida ranked second in the nation in gains on a national education test, according to a study released by Education Next. The report used data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress in math, reading, and science. Researchers examined trends in student achievement in the U.S. and around the world from 1992 to 2011. The […]

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