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2002 Press Releases

Date Press Releases
12/30/2002 Florida ranks No. 1 in the South in community college student retention and graduation rates 
12/23/2002 Governor Bush Appoints Florida Board of Governors 
12/20/2002 Department of Education makes available $4.5 million to help with FCAT remediation for students with disabilities 
12/16/2002 Daniel S. Papp announces he will stay with Georgia system; search will continue for state university chancellor 
12/9/2002 Higher Education Funding Advisory Council recommendations 
12/5/2002 Higher Education Funding Advisory Council to hold conference call Friday, Dec. 6, to complete work on recommendations 
11/26/2002 Florida Department of Education debuts paperless Assistance Plus school reporting site 
11/26/2002 Lt. Governor Brogan Announces Record Number of Florida Teachers Achieve National Board Certification 
11/1/2002 Education Secretary Jim Horne announces 2002 Assistant Principals of the Year 
10/29/2002 Education Secretary Jim Horne announces dramatic gain in Florida 
10/25/2002 Board of Education Chairman Handy and Representative Mealor launch three-day school recognition tour in Orange County 
10/21/2002 DOE enters agreement with Miami-Dade schools to open Inspector General's Office 
10/17/2002 FSU College of Medicine granted provisional accreditation 
10/17/2002 Florida teachers named to 2002 All-USA Teacher Team 
10/15/2002 National Disability Mentoring Day events take place Oct. 16 in Florida 
10/10/2002 Hialeah teacher receives $25,000 Milken National Educator Award 
10/10/2002 Sarasota teacher receives $25,000 Milken National Educator Award 
10/7/2002 Florida wins more than $10 million in grants to recruit teachers 
10/1/2002 Florida awarded $76.5 million grant to support charter schools 
10/1/2002 Florida making progress, improvement in preparing students for college and university 
9/27/2002 Council of Presidents oppose two constitutional amendments 
9/23/2002 K-12 Public Education Chancellor interviews to be rescheduled 
9/20/2002 Secretary Horne and Chancellor Armstrong congratulate M-DCC's Dr. Eduardo Padrón on national education award 
9/20/2002 Candidate Review Team will consider two finalists for Chancellor of K-12 Public Education 
9/17/2002 Education Secretary Jim Horne joins President George W. Bushin announcing three initiatives to foster teaching of American history 
8/30/2002 Governor Bush and Secretary of Education Jim Horne award Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School increased funding for improving to a "C" school 
6/12/2002 2002 School Grades Released 
5/14/2002 Florida Board of Education takes steps to expand access to bachelor 
4/29/2002 Gary and Steve Pajcic donate $1 million to help bring veteran teachers to challenged schools in Duval County 
4/25/2002 One Florida Accountability Commission panel reviews report on progress of One Florida Initiative 
4/16/2002 Education Secretary Jim Horne Names Melinda Miguel as Inspector General 
4/16/2002 Florida Board of Education continues progress on Strategic Plan 
4/15/2002 Florida Board of Education discusses objectives in Strategic Plan to guide the future of Florida 
4/2/2002 Education Secretary Jim Horne Names Ruben Lopez as Chief Technology Officer 
3/1/2002 Florida Chief Advocates for Integrity in Research Before House Subcommittee on Education Reform 
2/22/2002 Education Secretary Jim Horne calls on educators to improve reading instruction 
2/15/2002 Lt. Governor Brogan, Secretary Horne Attend U.S. Department of Education's "Reading Leadership Academy" 
2/11/2002 Lt. Governor, Education Secretary call K-20 Space Roundtable 
2/7/2002 Education Secretary Praises Governor's Supplemental Budget 
2/4/2002 Florida Student Association Honors Secretary Jim Horne for Distinguished Service 
1/30/2002 Florida Board of Education Member Charles Patrick Garcia Named to President 
1/29/2002 Governor Bush Announces His Support for Legislation Addressing Critical Nursing Shortage 
1/28/2002 Application Process to Begin for Governor Bush's Family Literacy Grants 
1/25/2002 January 25 Secretary's Newsletter
From the Desk of Jim Horne
1/23/2002 Governor Appoints Five to the Newly Created Higher Education Facilities Financing Authority 
1/22/2002 Graham Should Embrace Change in Education, Not Fight It 
1/11/2002 Florida Board of Education Chairman Responds to U.S. Senator 
1/11/2002 January 11 Secretary's Newsletter
From the Desk of Jim Horne
1/8/2002 Governor Bush Proposes Nearly $1 Billion in New Funding for Education 
1/8/2002 Florida Board of Education Applauds Governor Bush's $1 Billion Increase inSeamless Education Funding 
1/7/2002 Schools chief aims for state overhaul 
1/4/2002 Governor Bush Appoints Jim Corbin to the FAMU Board of Trustees