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New Database Shows How Student Earnings Compare For Florida Colleges

Lots of schools promise to train students to be nurses, technicians or other in-demand medical careers. But a new federal database shows that isn’t always the case. At some schools only a small percentage of students who attend using federal grants or loans earn more than a high school graduate a decade after enrolling in […]

Job Market Improving For Recent College Grads, But Pay Is Not

New college graduates are finding it easier to land their first job  — and unemployment rates are dropping for most degree holders. But paychecks are still getting smaller for most recent grads, according to a study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The study shows that unemployment was down for nearly every […]

Being A School Bus Driver Can Be Minimum Wage Work With Big Responsibilities

Driver Gwendolyn Tillman doesn’t usually get between students fighting on the school bus. “Usually if there are some other guys on the bus and the guys have respect for the bus drivers, the other young men on the bus will pull them apart,” Tillman said. If nobody pulls the kids apart, bus drivers are instructed […]

Gov. Scott’s Letter to Universities

We told you this morning that Gov. Rick Scott had sent a letter to state universities asking a series of questions in an effort to gauge their performance. The letter is part of Scott’s larger push to reevaluate the way state universities operate. Here’s a copy of the letter he sent to the University of […]

A Closer Look at Florida University Salaries

One of every eight state university employees earns at least $100,000, according to a salary database Gov. Rick Scott posted yesterday. More than half of state university employees earn less than $50,000. Scott posted the data to a website Monday, though it was already available online. Scott’s spokesman said the public has a right to […]

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