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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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Back to School Supply Drive

Back to School Supply Drive

On August 30, 2018, Chancellor Hershel Lyons spent some time delivering school supplies donated from the DOE team to Oak Ridge Elementary and Franklin County K-12 School. While visiting, Chancellor Lyons spoke with several students and encouraged them to have a great 2018-19 school year. Later that afternoon Chancellor Lyons served as the host for the Department of Education's Back-to-School Kick-Off and Mentoring Fair! Guests speakers General Counsel Matthew Mears and Bureau Chief of Standards and Instructional Support Kathy Nobles shared their experiences and the importance of mentoring. Click here to view the entire album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmNSd45

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2019 Florida Teacher of the Year

2019 Florida Teacher of the Year

On July 13, 2018, First Lady Ann Scott and Commissioner of Florida Education Pam Stewart announced Joy Prescott, a math teacher at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Glades County, as the 2019 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. To view the entire photo album from the award gala and the roundtable events, visit: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/KSL144

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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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