Florida Department of Education
Commissioner of Education
Whether you live in Florida, are considering moving here, or are just visiting, you may not be aware of the high marks the Sunshine State earns for its public education system. Just last year, Florida ranked first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. Florida's fourth graders ranked second in the world, just behind fourth graders in Hong Kong, on an international reading assessment. US News & World Report included four Florida magnet high schools in its top 10 magnet high school list. Newsweek named two Florida high schools in its top 10 list and Education Next ranked Florida second in the nation in educational progress over the past 10 years.
Floridians have a lot to be proud of when it comes to education.
New! Materials for Governor Rick Scott's Education Accountability Summit and Executive Order
New! Statewide Teacher Pay Increase Q & A (Word, 74KB) and
Statewide Teacher Pay Increase Cover Sheet (Excel, 28KB)
New! Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program
Governor Rick Scott Touts Continued VPK Gains Among Florida's Youth
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2014 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners
Florida College System Launches Free Mobile App
Readiness Gauge tracks district progress on Common Core and Digital Learning
District Personnel Evaluations Update
Information about Florida's State Board of Education Strategic Plan 2012-2018
Parent Resources: Online Parent Community
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver
School District Rankings
List of Rules Under Review
Finance Officers Legislative Tracking
Florida’s Race to the Top Website
Florida’s Response to Intervention
Sarasota County School Sets Guinness World Record
Last year, Pine View School's Interact Club sponsored a sandwich-making event that involved more than 600 people and produced 5,721 sandwiches for local charities in Sarasota County.
Robotics Students Gear Up for New Year of Hands-On Learning
After victories by two teams from Brookside Middle School at the 2013 VEX Robotics Championship this summer, the Sarasota County school is gearing up again for another year of robotics classes and competition.
Lincoln Middle School FFA Chapter Named One of the Five Most Outstanding Middle School FFA Chapters in the Nation
The Lincoln Middle School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) has been selected by the National FFA organization as one of the five finalists for the "Outstanding Middle School Chapter" in the country for 2013.