college http://wlrn.org en New College Scholarship Fund Raises $25 Million For Undocumented Immigrants http://wlrn.org/post/new-college-scholarship-fund-raises-25-million-undocumented-immigrants <div id="attachment_11628" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="DREAM Act supporter Estevan Roncancio at a news conference at Miami Dade College. Starting today, undocumented students who came to the country under age 17 can start applying for temporary status in the country under Deferred Action. " href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2012/08/Estevan-Roncancio-e1345069643273.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-11628" alt="DREAM Act supporter Estevan Roncancio at a news conference at Miami Dade College. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:02 +0000 John O'Connor 28744 at http://wlrn.org Update: Shaky Start To $10,000 College Degree Programs In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/update-shaky-start-10000-college-degree-programs-florida <div id="attachment_20350" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 199px;"><a class="fancybox" title="College savings? Gov. Scott challenged Florida schools to offer $10,000 degree programs." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/10/posterize.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-20350 alignright" alt="College savings? Gov. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:39:09 +0000 Sammy Mack 22103 at http://wlrn.org Update: Shaky Start To $10,000 College Degree Programs In Florida How The College Essay Has Changed With The Digital Age http://wlrn.org/post/how-college-essay-has-changed-digital-age <p></p><p></p><p>School just started, but already high school seniors are focused on college. With early admission deadlines looming, students are beginning a new rite of passage: conquering the college application and, with it, the dreaded college application essay.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Neyda Borges 20536 at http://wlrn.org How The College Essay Has Changed With The Digital Age Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools http://wlrn.org/post/inside-america-s-most-selective-public-high-schools <p></p><p>08/21/13- Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> looks at our nation’s most esteemed and selective public high schools.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has six so-called “exam schools” . . . and two are in Miami-Dade County. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Exam Schools” prepare America’s best and brightest for college and beyond.&nbsp; We’ll visit with education expert <strong><a href="http://www.edexcellence.net/about-us/fordham-staff/chester-e-finn-jr.html">Chester Finn</a></strong>, co-author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/17HVvvW">EXAM SCHOOLS:&nbsp; Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools</a></strong>.&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t miss </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents">&nbsp;</a>Wednesday at 1pm.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=177747&amp;ThemeId=10236" style="border: 1px solid #000" width="400"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 19322 at http://wlrn.org Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools Older, Returning Students Strain Florida’s Community and State Colleges http://wlrn.org/post/older-returning-students-strain-florida-s-community-and-state-colleges <p></p><p>Throughout the Great Recession, laid-off workers have been trying to improve their re-employment prospects with college training.</p><p>But, once they enroll at their local community colleges, many are finding that that their math, reading and writing skills have atrophied so much they can't continue at the college level without remedial classes.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:50:13 +0000 Rick Stone 6455 at http://wlrn.org Older, Returning Students Strain Florida’s Community and State Colleges