higher education http://wlrn.org en Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College http://wlrn.org/post/students-react-closure-giant-profit-college-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a long reign as the fastest-growing and most problematic sector in higher education, for-profit colleges are on the ropes.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:21:09 +0000 John O'Connor 35661 at http://wlrn.org Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-colleges-are-prepping-their-students-stem-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To keep up with the demand for STEM-related jobs, South Florida's universities are coming up with programs to help prepare their future graduates.</span></p><p>One of them is Discovery Though Distinction, a new effort at Florida Atlantic University to incorporate research in undergraduate programs.</p><p>The school is also planning to offer an accelerated master's degree that would take just five years.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:32:19 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34958 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs Report: South Florida College Grads Earn More http://wlrn.org/post/report-south-florida-college-grads-earn-more <div id="full_story"><p>Students awarded bachelor degrees at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University had the highest median earnings in the state, according to a new report from the Florida Department of Education.</p><p>And graduates of Broward College, Florida Keys Community College and Miami Dade College tended to earn more than graduates completing associate degrees at other state colleges.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:12:30 +0000 John O'Connor 34392 at http://wlrn.org Report: South Florida College Grads Earn More How Miami Students Got College Degrees Before High School Diplomas http://wlrn.org/post/how-miami-students-got-college-degrees-high-school-diplomas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixty students from the Hialeah area will graduate from high school this month like thousands of others in Florida, but these students have done something remarkable.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’ll receive their high school diplomas almost a month&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">after</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;graduating from Miami Dade College.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 07:37:13 +0000 Gina Jordan 32079 at http://wlrn.org How Miami Students Got College Degrees Before High School Diplomas WATCH: Sir Patrick Stewart Talks Arts Education, Shakespeare http://wlrn.org/post/watch-sir-patrick-stewart-talks-arts-education-shakespeare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The actor Sir Patrick Stewart is best known in the United States for his roles on stage and on screen. But you might be surprised to learn that the man who played <a href="http://trekcore.com/gallery/albums/picard/picard_s5hq_pbvariant.jpg" target="_blank">Captain Jean-Luc Picard</a> is chancellor of the University of </span>Huddersfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a 20,000-student university in England.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 00:40:45 +0000 Sammy Mack 31726 at http://wlrn.org WATCH: Sir Patrick Stewart Talks Arts Education, Shakespeare Study: Not Going To College Will Cost You http://wlrn.org/post/study-not-going-college-will-cost-you <div id="attachment_21421" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 620px;"><a class="fancybox" title="The gap in median earnings between those who have graduated college and those who haven't is growing, according to a Pew Research Center survey." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/02/2-14-PewSurveyGraph.png" rel=""><img class="size-large wp-image-21421" alt="The gap in median earnings between those who have graduated college and those who haven't is growing, according to a Pew Research Center survey." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/02/2-14-Pew Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:01:17 +0000 John O'Connor 27937 at http://wlrn.org Study: Not Going To College Will Cost You Marco Rubio Wants To Change College http://wlrn.org/post/marco-rubio-wants-change-college <p>When Sen. Marco Rubio was growing up, his parents gave him an edict:</p><p>“From a very early age they used to tell us, ‘tu tienes que estudiar,’ which means, ‘you have to study.’ So growing up I don’t ever recall not considering going to college,” Rubio told an audience at Miami Dade College on Monday.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:13:15 +0000 Sammy Mack & Wilson Sayre 27742 at http://wlrn.org Marco Rubio Wants To Change College I'm a lawyer. Now what? http://wlrn.org/post/im-lawyer-now-what <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The legal profession is going through a bit of an existential crisis and certainly an economic one. Large law firms that 10 years ago would have been expected to survive any financial crisis are reacting to a new, constricting marketplace with staff reductions and requests for capital contributions from partners. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:55:43 +0000 Karen Rundlet 24109 at http://wlrn.org I'm a lawyer. Now what? Philanthropy In Education: Help Getting Started http://wlrn.org/post/philanthropy-education-help-getting-started <p>Giving for educational purposes is a popular choice. It's second only to religious donations. According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.givingusareports.org/" target="_blank">Giving USA</a>, Americans donated $41.3 billion to educational institutions in 2012. That is a 7-percent increase from the previous year.</p><p>May Jean Wolff and her husband Lou have been part of the Fort Lauderdale community since the 1950s. As Lou's career as an architect flourished, the two wanted to give back. They started by donating money for scholarships to Broward College.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:11:59 +0000 Tom Hudson 23993 at http://wlrn.org Philanthropy In Education: Help Getting Started Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-wins-top-college-board-award-ap-classes <p>Miami-Dade schools has earned top honors for successfully expanding access to tough, college-level courses while improving passing scores, the College Board announced Monday.<br /> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:24:13 +0000 David Smiley 23202 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges http://wlrn.org/post/why-remedial-classes-are-no-longer-required-florida-colleges <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wusf/audio/2013/10/10-28_RemedialRemedyBroadcast.mp3" class="asset-audio">A new law allows most Florida community college students to opt out of remedial reading, writing and math courses. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:14:13 +0000 John O'Connor 22811 at http://wlrn.org Why Remedial Classes Are No Longer Required At Florida Colleges