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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 site reflects this cooperative relationship and the role that so many Floridians play in ensuring student success.

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Governor Scott Recognizes Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

Governor Scott Recognizes Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

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Florida Department of Education Celebrates Rise in Industry Certifications

Florida Department of Education Celebrates Rise in Industry Certifications

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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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Wear Blue Day 2018

Wear Blue Day 2018

On April 2, 2018, K-12 Public School Chancellor Hershel Lyons hosted the agency’s Wear Blue Day in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Turlington Building in Tallahassee. The pinwheels will remain on the lawn through the month of April to symbolize the promise of the happy childhoods all children deserve. To view the full photo album, click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskvH2HAg

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Celebrate Literacy Week 2018

Celebrate Literacy Week 2018

On January 25, 2018, First Lady Ann Scott recognized the winners of the Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Find Yourself in a Book Contest. First Lady Scott was joined by K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons and Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. The award ceremony concludes the week-long celebration of reading and literacy in Florida's schools. Click here for full album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeWmeMM

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Braille Literacy Day at Woodville Elementary

Braille Literacy Day at Woodville Elementary

In honor of National Braille Literacy Month, DBS Director Robert Doyle read to 40 third grade students at Woodville Elementary School in Tallahassee. Following the reading, staff from the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) Division of Blind Services (DBS) led the students in interactive activities that provided them with an understanding of how individuals with varying visual impairments live, work and play. The students were later presented with copies of their names written in braille and the braille alphabet.

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Family Engagement Month 2017

Family Engagement Month 2017

On November 6, 2017, K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons visited Jefferson County K-12 A Somerset school to kick off the Family Engagement Celebration and to attend the school's Veteran Tribute! Click here to view the full photo album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/57Rg94

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2017-18 Distinguished Educator Awards

2017-18 Distinguished Educator Awards

The Florida Department of Education is proud to announce the 2018 FL Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year Kelly Stedman, and 2017 Principal of the Year Dr. Rachel Shelley. The Distinguished Educators ceremony took place at the Turlington Building. To view full photo album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/162WX3

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2017 Florida Governor's Summit

2017 Florida Governor's Summit

On October 24 and 25, 2017, Governor Rick Scott launched his annual Teacher of the Year Summit, bringing the state’s top teachers to the Capitol for a two-day workshop and celebration. To view the full album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/U0L170

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