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2004 Press Releases

Date Press Releases
12/30/2004 Commissioner Winn Highlights Student Success in 2004 
12/21/2004 Governor Bush Awards $12 Million for School Districts Severely Impacted by Hurricanes 
12/13/2004 Florida's Community Colleges Continue to Lead the South 
11/29/2004 Education Commissioner Winn and Chancellor Armstrong Praise Florida Community Colleges for Boosting Student Engagement 
11/23/2004 Education Commissioner Winn Congratulates Community College Chancellor Armstrong on Distinguished Service Award 
11/18/2004 Just Read, Florida! Announces Partnership With Beall's Department Stores 
11/16/2004 Governor Bush Announces Florida's High School Graduation Rate 
11/15/2004 Governor Bush Speaks at United Negro College Fund 60 Years of Educational Excellence Luncheon 
11/9/2004 Governor Bush Appoints Donna G. Callaway to the State Board of Education 
11/8/2004 Governor Bush Invites Florida Students to Participate in Annual Black History Month Essay Contest 
11/8/2004 Governor Bush Addresses Community College Conference on Information Technology 
10/19/2004 Education Commissioner Winn Announces Increased Flexibility for Schools Devastated by Hurricanes 
10/11/2004 Education Commissioner Winn Applauds Re-opening of All Florida School Districts 
9/29/2004 Hurricane Statewide Education Update as of 11:00 a.m. EDT, September 29, 2004 
9/28/2004 Hurricane Statewide Education Update 
9/27/2004 Governor Bush and Education Commissioner Winn Announce Plan to Re-open Escambia County Schools 
9/27/2004 Hurricane Statewide Education Update as of 11:00 a.m. EDT, September 27, 2004 
9/21/2004 Governor Bush and Education Commissioner Winn Announce Plan to Assist Schools Affected by Hurricanes 
9/15/2004 Governor Bush and Education Officials Announce Record Number of Minorities Attending Florida's Public Universities 
8/31/2004 Governor Bush and Incoming Education Commissioner Winn Announce Florida's SAT, PSAT and AP Results 
8/20/2004 Governor Bush Announces Plan to Re-open Public Schools Affected by Hurricane Charley in Record Time 
8/19/2004 Florida Gulf Coast University Opened at 8 a.m 
8/18/2004 Florida Gulf Coast University Status Post Hurricane Charley  
8/17/2004 State Board of Education Appoints New Commissioner 
8/10/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Steps Down 
8/4/2004 State Fire Marshal Gallagher, Commissioner Horne Applaud Orange County Public Schools 
7/30/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Results of 2004 School Grade Appeals 
7/29/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Results of 2004 School Grade Appeals 
7/22/2004 Governor Bush Kicks off Sales Tax Holiday With Just Read, Florida! Partnership Book Drive 
7/21/2004 Departments of Education and Health Announce Results of 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 
7/20/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Kerri Ann Walukiewicz as the 2005 Burdines-Macy 
7/15/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Partnership with Just Read, Florida! and Florida Coca-Cola. 
7/6/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces New Career Planning Tool for College Students on FACTS.ORG 
6/30/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Congratulates Recipients of the 2004 Principal Achievement Award 
6/23/2004 Florida's Community Colleges Continue to Lead the Nation in 2004 
6/22/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Lauds Florida's Best Business and Education Partnerships 2004 Award Recipients 
6/18/2004 Statement by Governor Jeb Bush Regarding the First District Court's Decision on the Talented Twenty Program 
6/16/2004 Education Commissioner Horne's Statement on the Sarasota Herald Tribune Getting a Court to Force the Release of Teacher Social Security Numbers 
6/15/2004 Governor Bush Announces 2004 School Grades 
6/9/2004 Governor Bush Applauds Florida Universities for Minority Graduation 
6/3/2004 Florida Community College Leaders Celebrate Accomplishments at 4th Annual Leadership Seminar 
6/2/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Improved School Information for Parents 
5/28/2004 Commissioner Horne Commends Governor Bush and Florida Legislature for $1.6 Billion Boost in K-20 Education Funding 
5/27/2004 Governor Bush Signs Middle School Reform Legislation 
5/27/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces Florida Education Foundation Board of Directors 
5/25/2004 Governor Jeb Bush Signs Legislation Protecting State Employees' Privacy 
5/18/2004 Department of Education Reports on Plan to Implement Public School Choice and Supplemental Education Services Under Federal No Child Left Behind Act 
5/17/2004 Governor Bush Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Decision 
5/14/2004 Governor Bush Signs Florida Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement Act 
5/11/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Announces New "Back to the Classroom" Substitute Teaching Initiative 
5/10/2004 Governor Bush, Lt. Governor Jennings, Education Commissioner Horne and Chancellor Warford Announce Results of 2004 FCAT 
4/30/2004 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Horne Laud Legislature for Protecting Teachers' Privacy 
4/26/2004 Governor Bush and Education Commissioner Horne Announce Results of the Norm-Referenced Portion of the FCAT 
4/26/2004 Governor Bush and Education Commissioner Horne Announce Results of FCAT Writing 
4/19/2004 Governor Bush, Lt. Governor Jennings and Commissioner Horne Announce Preliminary FCAT Results for 3rd and 12th Grade 
4/16/2004 Education Commissioner Horne, Colleges and Universities Chancellor Austin and Community Colleges Chancellor Armstrong Join in Presenting the Florida College Student of the Year Award 
4/13/2004 First Leg of Bus Tour Celebrating Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Kicks off in Orlando 
4/13/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Touts Florida Community College Success on 2003 Digital Community College Survey 
4/8/2004 Vice President Cheney to Deliver FSU Commencement Address May 1 
4/6/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Community Colleges Chancellor Armstrong Announce Seven Community Colleges Receive 2004 College Board Expanded Opportunity Grants 
4/2/2004 Florida Community College Officials Receive Phi Theta Kappa Awards of Distinction 
3/31/2004 Education Commissioner Horne Presents Check for Reading First to Palm Beach County Schools 
3/30/2004 Governor Bush and Education Commissioner Horne Announce Statewide Bus Tour Commemorating African American History 
3/29/2004 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Seek Partnership Opportunities With Scripps Research Institute 
3/18/2004 Education Commissioner Jim Horne, Board of Governors Chair Carolyn Roberts and Universities Chancellor Debra Austin Announce Florida Public University Graduation Rates Rank Well Above National Average, Encourage Universities to Do More 
3/17/2004 Statement by Education Commissioner Jim Horne Regarding Call for Audit on Student Classifications 
3/16/2004 Education Commissioner Jim Horne and Community Colleges Chancellor David Armstrong Announce $2.5 Million Donation to Community Colleges From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida 
3/10/2004 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Increase in Dual Enrollment Participation Led by Minority Students 
2/17/2004 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Hispanic Students Bucking National Trend 
2/13/2004 Education Commissioner Jim Horne and Florida Community Colleges Chancellor David Armstrong Congratulate "All American Success Stories" Award Recipients 
2/13/2004 Gov. Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Award Presented to the Department of Education During the College Board Southern Regional Forum 2004 
2/6/2004 Department of Education Kicks Off Series of Black History Month Activities 
2/6/2004 Board of Governors Chair Carolyn Roberts, Education Commissioner Jim Horne and Chancellor Debra Austin Congratulate Two State Universities on Recent Awards 
1/29/2004 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Florida Among First to Post No Child Left Behind Data on New National Website 
1/20/2004 Governor Jeb Bush and Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announce Proposed 2004 Education Budget 
1/15/2004 Governor Bush Recommends Funding Increases for Community Colleges 
1/9/2004 Governor Bush Recommends $20 Million for Additional Centers of Excellence 
1/8/2004 Education Commissioner Jim Horne Presents Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award to Daniel Mullins 
1/6/2004 Florida's Community Colleges Continue to Lead the South