Advice for Florida on Latino Students

April 7, 2010

Florida's government and public colleges need to consider a range of policies to enroll and graduate more Latino students, according to a report released Tuesday by Excelencia in Education. The report calls for better outreach to students (and their parents) well before their college years, for more scholarship assistance, and for better coordination among different providers of education. With the Latino population growing in Florida, the report notes that the state's overall educational attainment is at risk. Among all Floridians aged 25 through 64, 37 percent have at least an associate degree. The figure is only 23 percent for Latinos.

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