graduation http://blog.wlrn.org en FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fau-start-college-boot-camp-improve-graduation-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Atlantic University has struggled recently with low graduation rates.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To improve these numbers, the school is starting the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JumpStart</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;program, a college boot camp for students who might look like risky bets for graduating.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:50:49 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34061 at http://blog.wlrn.org FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates How Florida's Graduation Rates Compare To The Nation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-floridas-graduation-rates-compare-nation Florida&#8217;s graduation rate increased by five percentage points between the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014391">according to new U.S. Department of Education graduation rate data released today.</a> But despite the improving rate, just six states and the District of Columbia have a lower graduation rate than Florida &#8211;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/01/22/florida-graduation-rate-improving-still-among-the-nations-lowest/">the same number as last year. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:33:28 +0000 editor 31476 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Florida's Graduation Rates Compare To The Nation Florida High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-high-school-graduation-rates-continue-rise <div id="attachment_20925" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Florida's graduation rate has risen for the seventh consecutive year." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/12/12-11-NumberSeven.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20925" alt="Florida's graduation rate has risen for the seventh consecutive year." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/12/12-11-NumberSeven-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Kentigern / Flickr<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Florida&#39;s graduati Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:12:36 +0000 John O'Connor 25036 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise What Florida’s Graduation Rates Say About Opportunity In Our State http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-florida-s-graduation-rates-say-about-opportunity-our-state <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 26.666667938232422px;">Florida doesn’t offer as much opportunity to its young people as other states do,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 26.666667938232422px;">according to new research from&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.opportunitynation.org/pages/who-we-are" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:33:27 +0000 Sammy Mack 23409 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Florida’s Graduation Rates Say About Opportunity In Our State Helping Our Students http://blog.wlrn.org/post/helping-our-students <P><A href="http://youtu.be/gP2Ex_1UWQs">http://youtu.be/gP2Ex_1UWQs</A></P> <P>What happens to our students if no one pays attention to them?&nbsp;</P> <P>Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School&nbsp;, <EM>180 Days: Inside An American High School</EM>, is an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.</P> <P>"180 Days" tonight at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17!</P> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:06:09 +0000 James March 12261 at http://blog.wlrn.org