performance funding Study: Performance Funding Doesn't Improve Outcomes In Higher Ed By Gina Jordan • Feb 9, 2015 mcd.edu Performance funding in public higher education is a way for states to hold institutions accountable for certain outcomes. But new research shows it doesn’t do much to keep students enrolled or boost graduation rates. Three Education Questions For Senate President Don Gaetz By Gina Jordan • Feb 17, 2014 Gina Jordan/StateImpact Florida Florida’s move toward Common Core standards in schools is sure to be discussed during the upcoming legislative session. Lawmakers will also consider allowing undocumented college students to pay cheaper, in-state tuition. Plus, state universities that improve their graduation rates may be able to boost their funding.