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Rick Scott wants colleges to improve graduation rates

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on the state’s colleges to improve their graduation rates. Scott on Thursday challenged Florida’s 28 public colleges to boost the number of students who graduate. Scott said that currently 43 percent of students graduate with an associate degree within three years. The governor wants that number to more than double to 100 percent. Scott stressed that Florida’s colleges, which offer both two-year and four-year degrees, need to produce more graduates to improve the skills…

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Jeff Brandes files bill aimed at protecting private college students

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State Senator Jeff Brandes filed legislation Monday that would put into place a series of protections for students enrolled in private Florida colleges, vocational schools or any other private post-secondary institution. The bill aims to address small private pop-up colleges that notoriously charge high fees on top of a relatively small general tuition leading students to rack up a mountain of student loan debt. Examples of such schools are the big ones like University of Phoenix or Kaiser University, but…

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