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Put the brakes on state university tuition hikes

Put the brakes on state university tuition hikes

For four years straight, each of Florida‘s public universities has raised its tuition as much as state law allows, with the blessing of their state overseers. Enough already. Advertisements

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  • Gingrich Woos the Latino Vote  By Adam Serwer Newt Gingrich slammed Mitt Romney's proposal for "self-deportation" as an "Obama-level fantasy" an interview with Univision's Jorge Ramos Wednesday morning. (more…)
  • A Conversation With Arne Duncan by Michele McNeil I sat down with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan yesterday for a wide-ranging interview on the hot education topics of the day: waivers, Race to the Top, reauthorization, and the election. If you want more than just the highlights, check out the full transcript. Or, read through snippets of our conversation below. (more…)
  • Report cites ‘setbacks’ for Florida’s education reform efforts The state has gotten behind on contracts for education projects financed by the Race to the Top grant, according to a federal report released Tuesday. (more…)
  • Early-learning agency slammed By Lisa Fingeroot The agency responsible for distributing state funds to state early-learning programs in the Big Bend says it has already rectified problems found in its policies and record keeping that added to a dismal report Tuesday. (more…)
  • By Martin Gould and Kathleen Walter Al Cardenas, the former chairman of Florida’s Republican Party and the chairman of the American Conservative Union said in a NewsmaxTV interview that the crop of current GOP hopefuls must reach out to Hispanics to retake the White House. (more…)
  • By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own seats that more evenly divides population gains over the past decade and maintains an electoral advantage for the majority party. (more…)
  • Voices of Determination Follows 10 Children from all Walks of Life, Telling Their Stories of Heartbreak, Endless Determination, and Ultimate SuccessWashington, DC - Spurred by the stories of his father’s lonely and sometimes dangerous seven-mile walks to a schoolhouse in the segregated South, Kevin Chavous is today announcing the release of his second book Voices of Determination: Children That Defy the Odds. The book captures the struggles, heartbreak and determination of 10 students who overcome the odds, graduated high school and whose lives are now on a path for success in ending generations of poverty.  The young people featured were forced to navigate around the practical realities of today’s most relevant social issues including poverty and homelessness, physical and emotional abuse, immigration, sub-par health care and struggles with addiction. (more…)
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