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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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Dads Take Your Child to School Day 2017

Dads Take Your Child to School Day 2017

On September 21, 2017, The Florida Department of Education kicked off the 2017 Dads Take Your Child to School Day initiative in Duval County at Venetia Elementary School. The goal was to encourage all Floridian fathers and male role models, including our selfless heroes that serve and protect our great country, to take an active role in their child's education. K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons led the event in Jacksonville, FL. To view the full album, click here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/2UG19i

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2018 Macy's/Florida Teacher of the Year

2018 Macy's/Florida Teacher of the Year

On July 13, 2017, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced Tammy Jerkins, a high school math teacher at Leesburg High School in Lake County, as the 2018 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and Dennis Witte, Macy’s Executive Vice President Regional Director of Stores, joined Governor Scott to make the announcement at the annual awards ceremony honoring the state’s top educators. Below are images from throughout the week. To view the entire photo album visit: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/3VB615

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2017 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards

2017 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards

On June 14, 2017, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart honored 44 Florida businesses with the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award. The award recognizes businesses for their extraordinary contributions to public education in Florida. The Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards, presented by Wells Fargo, are administered by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation to encourage successful alliances within the business community and among local school districts for the benefit of Florida’s students. Other sponsors of the 30th annual awards program are MGT Consulting Group, Florida Power and Light, Kyra Solutions, and Gray-Robinson Attorneys at Law.

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2017 Sunshine State Scholars

2017 Sunshine State Scholars

The Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation recognized 80 of the highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at the Sunshine State Scholars conference May 19-20.

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2017 Sunshine State Scholars Event

2017 Sunshine State Scholars Event

The Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation recognized 80 of the highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at the Sunshine State Scholars conference May 19-20. View the entire photo album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskVMcSgc.

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High Impact Teacher Corps Graduation

High Impact Teacher Corps Graduation

On Friday, May 12, 2017, 42 High Impact Teachers Corps members were honored at their final professional development session and graduation. View all of the photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskZQVms2.

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