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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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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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Summer Literacy Adventure

Summer Literacy Adventure

On May 1, 2017, First Lady Ann Scott welcomed more than 30 students from Springwood Elementary School to the Governor’s Mansion for the seventh annual Summer Literacy Adventure kick-off. The Summer Literacy Adventure challenges students to pledge to read as many books as possible over the summer, with the goal of students maintaining and improving upon the skills they gained during the previous school year. To view the entire album of the event, click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskZ3Y8g3

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

On April 3, 2017, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart hosted the agency’s annual pinwheel planting ceremony 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.

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