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Welcome to the Florida Department of Education's website. Every day we work hand in hand with parents, teachers, educators and community members to improve Florida's education system for students of all backgrounds and abilities. Our new site reflects this cooperative relationship and the role that so many Floridians play in ensuring student success.

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Updated 2015 High School Graduation Rate

Updated 2015 High School Graduation Rate

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Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First Budget Will Make Florida First in Education

Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First Budget Will Make Florida First in Education

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Education Commissioner Presents Tallahassee Community College with a Scholarship Check for First-Generation & Health Sciences Students

Education Commissioner Presents Tallahassee Community College with a Scholarship Check for First-Generation & Health Sciences Students

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Commissioner Stewart Keeps Focus On Accountability With Florida Standards Assessments Passing Score Recommendations

Commissioner Stewart Keeps Focus On Accountability With Florida Standards Assessments Passing Score Recommendations

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Gov. Scott Creates Young Entrepreneur Award for Florida Students, Graduates and Young Business Leaders

Gov. Scott Creates Young Entrepreneur Award for Florida Students, Graduates and Young Business Leaders

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Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

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Family and Community Involvement Awards Breakfast Sponsored by: Florida Department of Education, Florida Parent Teacher Association, State Farm and Wells Fargo

Family and Community Involvement Awards Breakfast Sponsored by: Florida Department of Education, Florida Parent Teacher Association, State Farm and Wells Fargo

On July 16, 2016, Ten Florida schools representing five regions were recognized with the Family and Community Involvement Award during the 2016 Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Leadership Convention. The Family and Community Involvement Award is sponsored by the Florida Department of Education, Florida PTA, Wells Fargo and State Farm Insurance. It recognizes exemplary school practices that focus on increasing family involvement, welcoming families into the local school system, providing effective communication, supporting student success, and promoting collaboration with the community. Below are photos of the 2016 Family and Community Involvement Award Winners.

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Summer Literacy Adventure

Summer Literacy Adventure

On June 21, 2016, First Lady Ann Scott shared her passion for reading with students from the YMCA of Key Largo at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. This is the sixth consecutive year that the First Lady has participated in the Summer Literacy Adventure, an initiative to boost students’ interest in summer reading. The First Lady was joined by representatives from the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Lottery. The Department of Environmental Protection generously provided state park passes for the student participants and a Florida Lottery sponsorship made it possible for all students to leave with a goody bag containing books and a reusable water bottle.

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2016 Commissioner’s Summit for Principals

2016 Commissioner’s Summit for Principals

On February 8th, 2016, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart named Rhonda Hunt from Eustis Heights Elementary School in Lake County as the 2016 Principal of the Year and Anne Bieber from Vero Beach High School in Indian River County as the 2016 Assistant Principal of the Year. These school leaders were honored during the annual Commissioner’s Summit for Principals in Orlando for contributing to increased student performance, safe learning environments and successful partnerships with parents and community members.

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Wall of Honor Dedication Ceremony

Wall of Honor Dedication Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) held a ceremony to dedicate a permanent display recognizing department employees and loved ones who serve our country through active duty military service and reserves, and military veterans now employed by FDOE.

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Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day

Florida Department of Education employees visited several local schools to read to students in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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Commissioner's Summit for Principals

Commissioner's Summit for Principals

Dr. Angela Murphy-Osborne from Palmetto Elementary School in the Orange County School District was named the 2015 winner of the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership at an awards luncheon during the Commissioner’s Summit for Principals. Dustin Sims of Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPCH) in the Flagler County School District was honored with the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award.

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