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! Governor Scott: Florida Families First Budget Includes Historic State K-12 Education Funding
State Board Member Elected to Vice Chair Position
Seminole State College President McGee elected to AACC Board of Directors
Registration Opens for the 2013 Common Core State Standards Summer Institutes
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: Your FCAT Questions and 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
Pasco-Hernando Community College Student Realizes the American Dream
At eight-years-old, Sophea Danh worked in the rice paddies and vegetable fields of Vietnam helping to support her mother and three siblings.
Career Academy Students Gain Hands-on Education in Outdoor Classrooms
Designing complex structures, scouting for recycled materials and learning to use handheld GPS devices are just part of a normal day for the students enrolled in Creekside High School's Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning.
Cypress Creek Student Recognized as Hero by U.S. Navy
A quick-thinking Florida high school student earned praise recently from the U.S. Navy for saving a competitor's life last month during an extreme obstacle course race.