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Florida Chamber Foundation launches ‘My Career’ website tool

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Drawing on state data on what jobs are out there and what they pay, and what college and career school programs cost, the Florida Chamber Foundation is launching a new website aimed at helping people understand where the money is and what it will cost.

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More money proposed for public schools, colleges

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The Florida Board of Education approved a 2018-2019 budget request Wednesday that includes a $200 per-student boost in the K-12 system, increased funding for the 28 state colleges and construction money for public schools, colleges and universities.

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Darryl Paulson: Do universities discriminate? The assault on free speech

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Most universities recruit students by offering specialized curricula, top quality faculty and promising to expose students to diverse views which will stimulate creative thinking and prepare the student for life after their university experience. Universities may be partially successful on the first two items, but dramatically fail in exposing students to diverse viewpoints. It is hard to think of a more close-minded institution than the American university. Groupthink and ideological orthodoxy are the standard practices on campuses. There are many…

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Rick Scott wants more college students to graduate on time

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the state’s colleges and universities to do more to help students graduate within four years. Scott will kick off a two-day “Degrees to Jobs” summit on Wednesday in Orlando by calling for several changes designed to help students to get out of school sooner. Currently, only 44 percent of students attending one of Florida’s public universities graduate within four years. The Republican governor wants colleges and universities to drop any extra fees they charge for…

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House, Senate release education budget proposals for 2016-2017

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Florida’s House Education Appropriations Subcommittee released a preliminary budget plan Thursday, two days after the Senate released its version. LobbyTools reports the House is endorsing a higher education budget of $7.26 billion; the Senate spending plan for higher education is slightly less, coming in at $7.25 billion. The House offers $1.205 billion for Florida colleges; the Senate is putting that number at $1.227 billion. Both plans estimate tuition revenue at $2 billion. State universities would get $4.73 billion under the house plan while…

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