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2003 Press Releases

Date Press Releases
12/11/2003 Board of Governors Member Steven Uhlfelder Elected Chair of J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board 
12/11/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne's Statement regarding Chief Financial Officer's Reports on School Choice Programs 
12/4/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Elected Chairman of the Board of Education Leaders Council 
12/3/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Senior Staff Changes in the Florida Department of Education 
12/2/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Names Education and Public Safety Officials to K-20 Education Safety Partnership 
12/1/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Launches "Just Read, Families! For the Holidays" Web Site 
12/1/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Congratulates Two Leaders in Florida Education on Their Presidential Nominations 
11/13/2003 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Results of 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 
11/4/2003 College Board Commends Bush Record on Education 
11/4/2003 Governor Bush Unveils "No Place Like Home" Initiative 
10/31/2003 Governor Bush and Commissioner Horne Announce Increase in Graduation Rates 
10/28/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Florida First State to Receive Education Flexibility Grant Under No Child Left Behind 
10/21/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne's Statement on Special Legislative Session "E" 
10/21/2003 State Board of Education Chairman Phil Handy's Statement on the Resignation of Board Member Sally Bradshaw 
10/16/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Reports on Scholarship School Compliance With State Law and Unveils Proposed Legislation to Strengthen Scholarship Program Accountability 
10/13/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Milken Family Foundation Award to Jonathan Kern 
10/13/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Milken Family Foundation Award to Mary Thoreen 
10/10/2003 Florida Board of Governors Unanimously Ratifies Dr. James Bernard Machen as President of the University of Florida 
10/7/2003 Vocational Rehabilitation Meeting Federal Requirements 
9/26/2003 Statement by Education Commissioner Jim Horne Regarding K-8 Virtual Schools Pilot Program 
9/24/2003 Statement From Education Commissioner Jim Horne on Silver Archer Foundation 
9/18/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Provides Update on Adequate Yearly Progress Under No Child Left Behind 
9/17/2003 Education Commissioner Horne Recognizes Florida's No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Winners 
9/16/2003 Statement From Education Commissioner Jim Horne Regarding 9/17/03 Manhattan Institute Study 
9/10/2003 Education Commissioner Horne Announces New K-20 Education Safety Partnership 
9/5/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Turie T. Small Elementary School With School Recognition Dollars 
9/5/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Grand Ridge High School With School Recognition Dollars 
9/5/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Charles W. Duval Elementary School With School Recognition Dollars 
9/5/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents George S. Hallmark Elementary School With School Recognition Dollars 
9/5/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Northwood Elementary School With School Recognition Dollars 
9/4/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Hillcrest Elementary School With School Recognition Dollars 
9/2/2003 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Growing Number of Minorities Attending Florida 
8/29/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Staff Changes in the Florida Department of Education 
8/29/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Kicks Off New Advisory Council on Educational Facilities 
8/28/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne's Statement on the NAACP's Claims of Race Discrimination Against the State of Florida  
8/26/2003 As More Students Take SAT in Florida, Verbal Scores Improve 
8/20/2003 Minority Students Lead Improvement in Reading on ACT in Florida 
8/14/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Results of 2003 School Grade Appeals 
8/8/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Florida's Results Under Federal No Child Left Behind Act 
7/18/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne's Statement Regarding the CTC Scholarship Program and the Islamic Academy of Florida 
7/10/2003 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Results of 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Writing 
6/26/2003 Lt. Governor Toni Jennings and Education Commissioner Jim Horne to Attend Florida's Best Business & Education Partnership Awards 
6/23/2003 Statement by Governor Jeb Bush Regarding the Michigan Supreme Court Ruling 
6/20/2003 Governor Signs Bill to Strengthen Accountability in Education 
6/19/2003 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Results of 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading 
6/18/2003 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce 2003 School Grades 
6/17/2003 State Board of Education Member Dr. Linda Eads Returns From Military Visit 
6/11/2003 Florida Department of Education and Just Read, Florida! Empower Parents of Struggling Third Grade Readers 
6/3/2003 Florida Department of Education Publicizes Summer Food Service Program Hotline 
6/3/2003 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces New Chief Financial Officer of DOE 
5/29/2003 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Additional Funding for Education 
5/27/2003 FLDOE Telephone Number Change 
5/15/2003 Princeton Review Ranks Florida's School Testing Program Among Best in the Nation 
5/15/2003 Governor Jeb Bush Announces Biggest Improvement Ever on FCAT 
5/12/2003 Florida Department of Education Launches Web Site for 12th Graders 
5/5/2003 Governor Jeb Bush Announces Early FCAT Results: Performance Continues to Rise  
5/2/2003 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Results of FCAT Writing  
4/23/2003 Florida Department of Education Names Marion County Superintendent James Warford as K-12 Chancellor  
4/15/2003 State Board of Education looks at ways to improve Florida's process of teacher certification  
3/28/2003 Education Commissioner urges school superintendents to take steps to help students meet new education standards  
3/28/2003 Department of Education honors 118 members of the 2003 community college All-Florida Academic Team  
3/27/2003 The Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment to Host 2nd Annual Florida Film Educators "Even Exchange" Conference  
3/25/2003 2003 All-Florida Academic Team to be honored Thursday in Tallahassee 
3/24/2003 Florida Department of Education Names Dr. Debra Austin as Chancellor of Colleges and Universities 
3/21/2003 Department of Education announces Fred Mattingly to head communications office 
3/20/2003 Two Florida community colleges rank among top 5 nationwide in digital education services 
3/18/2003 New FACTS.org services empower high school students; Improved Web site transforms access to information 
3/18/2003 State Board of Education approves Centers of Excellence at the University of Florida,Florida Atlantic, University of Central Florida 
3/18/2003 State Board of Education acts on recommendations of Charter School Appeal Commission 
3/17/2003 State Board of Education holds workshop on training and recruiting high-quality teachers 
3/4/2003 Florida Department of Education outsources FIRN for improved services 
2/27/2003 Florida Community College System names 2003 All-Florida Academic Team 
2/21/2003 Florida universities receive record amount of federal support for research projects 
2/18/2003 State Board of Education approves monitoring plan for third grade promotion 
2/14/2003 Florida Department of Education Celebrates All American Success in Workforce Education 
1/31/2003 Florida No Child Left Behind proposal available online 
1/30/2003 Florida on track in meeting NCLB requirements 
1/27/2003 Governor Bush Announces 2nd Annual National Mentor Month 
1/24/2003 Florida Department of Education releases online facilities data for school districts 
1/23/2003 Governor Bush Unveils Amendment 9 Implementation Plan 
1/21/2003 State Board of Education elects Phil Handy as chair 
1/21/2003 Governor Bush Unveils Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004 
1/6/2003 Governor Bush Announces Appointments to the Florida Board of Education