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US NEWS: Florida #1 for higher education

But before we celebrate, the state does not rank so highly for other educational division levels.

Photo by Juan Ramos

By Ken Wackes March 2017

Florida higher education may be ranked #1, but before we applaud, the state is ranked just #29 Pre-K–University. Note how poorly Pre-K–12 fares:

  • College readiness: #41
  • High school graduation rate: #43
  • NAEP math scores: #42
  • NAEP reading scores: #32
  • Pre-K–12: #46
  • Pre-K quality: #33
  • Preschool enrollment: #12

See “How States Compare in the 2016 Best High Schools Rankings” at USA News & World Report.

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