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Why First Generation Students Find It Tougher To Earn A College Degree

Students who are the first in their family to attend college often have a more difficult time finishing their degree. Research shows those students know less about how to get into and pay for college. And first generation college students are less likely to take tough high school courses needed to be prepared for college. […]

How Florida’s Graduation Rates Compare To The Nation

Florida’s graduation rate increased by five percentage points between the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, according to new U.S. Department of Education graduation rate data released today. But despite the improving rate, just six states and the District of Columbia have a lower graduation rate than Florida —the same number as last year. The bright […]

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 […]

Good Luck to Florida’s Two Broad Prize for Urban Education Finalists

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, members of Congress and Philanthropist Eli Broad will announce the winner of The Broad Prize for Urban Education tomorrow morning. Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County schools are among this year’s top four finalists for the prize which goes to the most improved large urban school district in the country. The award […]

Congressional Debt Deal or Not, Education Cuts Are Likely

Our friends at StateImpact Indiana have taken a look at the educational consequences if the Congressional Supercommittee fails to strike a deal by Nov. 23. The headline? Low-income Title I schools could lose $1.1 billion. Other automatic cuts would include financial aid and career and technical education for adults. If a debt deal is struck, […]

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