Florida

When Universities Run Schools ... Into the Ground

U. of South Florida relinquishes control of its failing charter school, in cautionary tale of what can go wrong if colleges lack a sustained commitment to their K-12 initiatives.

For Florida Community Colleges, Who Should Pay?

Officials debate whether proposal to allow local taxes will provide needed funds or just favor wealthier districts while letting the state off the hook.

Fla. Community College President Indicted

Northwest Florida State College places president on leave after grand jury files felony conspiracy charges against him and key state lawmaker.

No More Testing to Graduate

Florida drops college skills assessment, but keeps degree requirement test could fulfill, potentially stranding some students with necessary credits and no diploma.

It's All What You Study

At community colleges, an underperforming high school graduate studying computer science is much more likely to see an earnings increase than is a well-prepared high school graduate studying literature. That is the conclusion of a new analysis designed to explore the factors that predict which community college students will gain the most from their education.

In a Counselor's Care

Confronted with charges that he had romantic involvements with graduate students or sent them explicit text messages while they were enrolled in his classes, a University of Florida department head has resigned, university officials confirmed.

Michael T. Garrett, a tenured professor of counselor education, resigned this month amid an internal investigation of the charges, according to Janine Sikes, a university spokeswoman.

Waiting in the Wings

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Guaranteed transfer program has more than 35,000 community college students in line to enroll at U. of Central Florida; program seen as alternative to two-year colleges' offering their own bachelor's degrees.

Help for Haitian Students

Colleges in New York City and Miami rush to provide counseling and other services to large populations of students affected by last week’s earthquake.

The Community College Spinoff

Florida's Edison State College plans to create a private university to meet the needs of graduates who, its leaders say, are not being served by local four-year institutions.

Bilingual (Higher) Ed

Puerto Rico’s Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez attracted thousands of adult students to an accelerated degree program, AHORA, by stressing the kind of flexibility and practicality that one would expect from a program called “now.”

But when administrators and faculty started considering how to expand into the continental United States they realized it wouldn’t work to simply shift their program a few hundred miles north.

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