college tuition http://wlrn.org en Uh, Senators? You Know We Already Get In-State Tuition At Miami's FIU, Right? http://wlrn.org/post/uh-senators-you-know-we-already-get-state-tuition-miamis-fiu-right <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee got a big surprise this morning. Turns out in-state university tuition rates are already available for some undocumented immigrants, at least at Florida International University.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It may have strengthened the hands of opponents of the in-state tuition bill, but not enough to defeat it.</span></p><p>Click to hear the full story.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:46:58 +0000 Rick Stone 30140 at http://wlrn.org Uh, Senators? You Know We Already Get In-State Tuition At Miami's FIU, Right? Session Update: Election Law Changes, Guns In Schools, Gov. Askew Dies http://wlrn.org/post/session-update-election-law-changes-guns-schools-gov-askew-dies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers altered their session schedules this week to say goodbye to former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Reubin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Askew. He died Thursday at age 85. Flags are flying at half-staff at local and state buildings.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:34:32 +0000 Gina Jordan 29370 at http://wlrn.org Session Update: Election Law Changes, Guns In Schools, Gov. Askew Dies Bill To Grant Cheaper Tuition For Undocumented Students Struggles In Senate http://wlrn.org/post/bill-grant-cheaper-tuition-undocumented-students-struggles-senate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">High school senior Diego Ramirez from Florida City told lawmakers he’s in the top 10 percent of his class. He’s lived in Florida four years and is undocumented.</span></p><p>“I’ve always wanted to go to college [and] become a businessman because that’s my dream,” Ramirez said.</p><p>Undocumented students in Florida have to pay out-of-state rate for college, which is three times more expensive.</p><p>Now, a bill to grant cheaper, in-state college tuition to undocumented students may be in trouble.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:25:07 +0000 Gina Jordan 29424 at http://wlrn.org Bill To Grant Cheaper Tuition For Undocumented Students Struggles In Senate Republicans Split Over Cheaper Tuition For Undocumented Students http://wlrn.org/post/republicans-split-over-cheaper-tuition-undocumented-students <p>Florida's undocumented residents may soon have access to cheaper college tuition.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal is part of </span><a href="https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/1400" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a sweeping bill aimed at reducing the cost</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of higher education.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:24:57 +0000 Gina Jordan 28578 at http://wlrn.org Republicans Split Over Cheaper Tuition For Undocumented Students Gov. Scott Vetoes Student Tuition Hike http://wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-vetoes-student-tuition-hike <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: small"><FONT color=#222222 size=2 face=Arial>Gov. Mon, 20 May 2013 00:02:57 +0000 14322 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Scott Vetoes Student Tuition Hike What To Do About The Rising Cost Of College Tuition http://wlrn.org/post/what-do-about-rising-cost-college-tuition <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout the 2013 legislative session, we've&nbsp;been posing questions to Tallahassee lawmakers that were raised at a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-town-hall-tackles-states-tough-issues-legislatures-2013-session" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News Town Hall</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;last February.</span></p><p>Among the topics is the rising cost of higher education in Florida.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 13356 at http://wlrn.org What To Do About The Rising Cost Of College Tuition Eleven More Colleges Sign On To Gov. Scott's $10K Degree Challenge http://wlrn.org/post/eleven-more-colleges-sign-gov-scotts-10k-degree-challenge <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Scott was at Miami-Dade College's North campus today to announce that eleven more state colleges have accepted his challenge to create bachelor’s degree programs costing $10,000 or less.</span></p><p></p><p>That means all 23 Florida state colleges offering four-year degrees have signed on.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Broward College is developing a bachelor's degree program in teacher education and business. President David Armstrong told the News Service of Florida that the goal is to open doors for more students.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:58:30 +0000 Arianna Prothero 8456 at http://wlrn.org Eleven More Colleges Sign On To Gov. Scott's $10K Degree Challenge Second Florida Bill Allows In-State College Rates For Kids Of Undocumented Parents http://wlrn.org/post/second-florida-bill-allows-state-college-rates-kids-undocumented-parents <p></p><p>Another relief bill is being offered by a Miami-Dade legislator for Florida residents who have been denied in-state college tuition rates because of their parents' immigration status.</p><p>Republican <a href="http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/30818/anitere-flores/40/immigration#.UO1swOR9Iwc">State Sen. Anitere Flores</a>' bill (SB 180, filed Monday) is similar to a measure (HB 17) that Miami <a href="http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/117253/carlos-trujillo#.UO1tMeR9Iwc">State Rep. Carlos Trujillo </a>filed early in December.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:20:59 +0000 Rick Stone 7476 at http://wlrn.org Second Florida Bill Allows In-State College Rates For Kids Of Undocumented Parents Talk To Us: What We Should Know About Remedial Education At Florida's Colleges http://wlrn.org/post/talk-us-what-we-should-know-about-remedial-education-floridas-colleges <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/13th-grade/">series on remedial education at Florida’s colleges</a>&nbsp;by NPR’s&nbsp;StateImpact&nbsp;Florida and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting has prompted lots of conversations: Why are so many high school graduates needing remediation in college?&nbsp; Should a high school diploma be a certificate of college readiness -- perhaps only for some students.</p><p>We chatted online with&nbsp;StateImpact’s&nbsp;Sarah Gonzalez and&nbsp;FCIR’s&nbsp;Mc Nelly&nbsp;Torres along with a social media audience of students, educators and people interested in education policy.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 03:22:14 +0000 Elaine Chen 6181 at http://wlrn.org Talk To Us: What We Should Know About Remedial Education At Florida's Colleges Why More Florida Students Than Ever Struggle With Math http://wlrn.org/post/why-more-florida-students-ever-struggle-math <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif;">Wendy Pedroso has never liked math, but for most of elementary school and middle school she got B’s in the subject. It wasn’t until ninth grade at Miami Southwest Senior High School, when Pedroso took algebra, that she hit a wall. In particular, she struggled with understanding fractions.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:26:50 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez & McNelly Torres & Lynn Waddell 6250 at http://wlrn.org Why More Florida Students Than Ever Struggle With Math NEWSCAST: Palm Beach County Schools To Place GPS On Buses http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-palm-beach-county-schools-place-gps-buses <p></p><div></div><div>Parents of school children in Palm Beach County will soon be able to track the location of their child's bus.</div><div> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:30:14 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 6290 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Palm Beach County Schools To Place GPS On Buses Florida Educator: School Tuition Isn't Necessarily What Drives Student Debt http://wlrn.org/post/florida-educator-school-tuition-isnt-necessarily-what-drives-student-debt <p>The average student loan debt for new graduates last year was more than $26 thousand.</p><p>A leading Florida educator compiled data showing most students end up owing less than $20 thousand for a degree that will give them greater earning power.</p><p>“People with college degrees make more money than people without college degrees in their lifetime,” Dr. Ed Moore says. “People with college degrees are more likely in this kind of economy to be employed.”</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:47:26 +0000 Gina Jordan 4723 at http://wlrn.org Florida Educator: School Tuition Isn't Necessarily What Drives Student Debt