In this 2015 file photo, Natalie Cordero received her bachelor in education and mimics the facial expression of the panther mascot as Florida International University held commencement ceremonies on May 3, 2015. The state of Florida ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best States list in the higher education category.
In this 2015 file photo, Natalie Cordero received her bachelor in education and mimics the facial expression of the panther mascot as Florida International University held commencement ceremonies on May 3, 2015. The state of Florida ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best States list in the higher education category. CARL JUSTE Miami Herald File
In this 2015 file photo, Natalie Cordero received her bachelor in education and mimics the facial expression of the panther mascot as Florida International University held commencement ceremonies on May 3, 2015. The state of Florida ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best States list in the higher education category. CARL JUSTE Miami Herald File

Florida ranks No. 1 in higher education, survey says. But K-12 still lags.

March 07, 2018 05:40 PM