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2005 Press Releases

Date Press Releases
12/30/2005 Statement by Governor Jeb Bush Regarding Sunshine State Standards for Science 
12/27/2005 Department of Education Announces School District Class Size Compliance Numbers 
12/22/2005 Department of Education Employee Wins National Health Educator Award 
12/22/2005 Ninth Grade Student Wins High School Planner Contest 
12/13/2005 Education Commissioner Asks High School Reform Task Force to Consider Elimination of High School Retention 
12/12/2005 Department of Education to Hold First K-12 Continuous Improvement Conference 
12/9/2005 New Department of Education Report Provides Florida High Schools With Feedback on Graduates 
12/9/2005 First Lady Bush Awards Winners of Just Read, Florida!'s Reading in the Arts Contest 
12/7/2005 Access Task Force Met to Discuss Preliminary Recommendations 
12/1/2005 Milken National Educator Award Presented to Pasco County Teacher 
11/28/2005 Milken National Educator Award Presented to Monroe County Teacher 
11/18/2005 Department of Education Launches High School Reform Task Force Website 
11/16/2005 Governor Bush Announces Florida's High School Graduation Rate 
11/15/2005 Florida Signs on to National Formula for High School Graduation Rates 
11/8/2005 Memo regarding the rule development workshops for Rule 6B-4.010, F.A.C. 
11/4/2005 Education Commissioner and Just Read, Florida! Promote Reading Contest at Medieval Times 
11/3/2005 Education Commissioner Launches High School Reform Task Force 
11/3/2005 Department of Education Announces Additional Assistance for School Districts Impacted by Hurricanes 
11/1/2005 Governor Bush and Education Commissioner Winn Announce Plan to Assist Schools Impacted by Hurricane Wilma 
10/27/2005 Education Commissioner and Just Read, Florida! Promote Reading Contest at Disney-MGM Studios Attraction Unveiling 
10/26/2005 Board of Governors Appoints Mark Rosenberg as Chancellor of the State University System of Florida 
10/21/2005 Just Read, Florida! and Florida Film Commissioner Participate in Orlando Reading Event 
10/20/2005 Florida Community Colleges Receive Presidential Grants 
10/20/2005 New Online Planning Tool Available to High School Students 
10/19/2005 Governor Bush and Commissioner Winn Announce Results of 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress 
10/19/2005 Governor Bush and Commissioner Winn Announce Results of 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress 
10/18/2005 Governor Bush Announces Release of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests for Fourth and Eighth Grades 
10/17/2005 Florida Department of Education Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week 
10/14/2005 Higher Education Access Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting to Discuss Educational and Economic Needs 
10/14/2005 Florida Teachers Named to USA Today's All-USA Teacher Teams 
10/11/2005 Statement From Education Commissioner John L. Winn Regarding Florida's Sunshine State Standards for Science 
10/10/2005 Department of Education Employee Receives National Workforce Development Award 
10/3/2005 Governor Bush and First Lady Bush Launch Statewide Reading in the Arts Contest 
9/30/2005 Department of Education Announces Principal Leadership Award Winners 
9/27/2005 Department of Education Announces Regional Finalists for Principal Leadership Award 
9/21/2005 Governor Bush Announces Release of Grade 10 FCAT Tests 
9/16/2005 Community College Minority Enrollment and Completion Figures on the Rise 
9/14/2005 Task Force Meets to Improve Access to Higher Education in Florida 
9/14/2005 Education Commissioner John Winn Announces Waived Fee for Certification of Displaced Teachers 
9/9/2005 Governor Bush and Florida Board of Governors Announce Record Enrollment in Florida's Public Universities 
9/7/2005 Just Read, Florida! Celebrates Fourth Anniversary 
9/2/2005 Supplemental Order Regarding Florida Public Colleges and Universities (PDF) 
9/2/2005 Supplemental Order Regarding Florida Public Schools (PDF) 
9/1/2005 Department of Education Establishes Hotline to Assist Students Impacted by Hurricane Katrina 
8/31/2005 Department of Education Awards $134 Million to High-Performing Schools 
8/31/2005 Department of Education Awards $134 Million to High-Performing Schools 
8/31/2005 Department of Education Awards $134 Million to High-Performing Schools 
8/31/2005 Department of Education Awards $134 Million to High-Performing Schools 
8/30/2005 Governor Bush Announces Record Number of Florida SAT and AP Test-Takers 
8/29/2005 Education Commissioner Appoints
Cheri Yecke New K-12 Chancellor
 
8/24/2005 Board of Governors chair names search committee for new chancellor of State University System of Florida 
8/19/2005 Technical Assistance Regarding Jessica Lunsford Act 
8/19/2005 Governor Bush Launches Breakthrough "Sunshine Connections" Online Teacher Tools 
8/18/2005 Governor Bush and First Lady Columba Bush Invite Florida Students to Participate in Third Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest 
8/18/2005 Lt. Governor Jennings and Education Commissioner Winn Announce SUCCEED Florida Career Education Grants 
8/15/2005 Memo to the Media 
8/11/2005 Education Commissioner Winn Announces Results of 2005 School Grade Appeals 
8/4/2005 SUS Chancellor Debra Austin will be new provost at Florida A&M University 
7/27/2005 Education Commissioner Winn Announces Samuel Bennett as the Florida Department of Education/Macy's 2006 Teacher of the Year 
7/26/2005 Top Ten School Districts in Math and Writing Announced 
7/22/2005 Education Commissioner Lauds National Governors Association for Graduation Rate Initiative 
7/22/2005 Top Ten School Districts Announced in Reading 
7/19/2005 Outstanding Student Meets Governor 
7/19/2005 School District Grades Announced 
7/15/2005 Education Commissioner John L. Winn Attends National Forum on Education Policy 
7/6/2005 Education Commissioner Lauds Record Number of Students Taking Pre-College Exams 
7/1/2005 Chancellor's Leadership Seminar Creates Think Tank of Future Community College Leaders 
6/24/2005 School Superintendents Visit EOC 
6/17/2005 First-Ever Joint Effort to Secure Florida’s Economy Through Coordinated Policy Targeting Access to Higher Education 
6/14/2005 Memos Regarding Provisional Adequate Yearly Progress Designation 
6/8/2005 Governor Bush Announces Rising School Grades 
6/8/2005 Education Commissioner Announces School-Related Employee of the Year 
5/27/2005 Innovative Program Helps Meet the State's Critical Need for Teachers 
5/26/2005 Education Budget Sets Record Levels 
5/26/2005 Governor Bush Signs Fiscally Responsible Budget Providing Increases to Vital State Services 
5/24/2005 Commissioner Announces Florida Department of Education/Macy's Teacher of the Year Finalists 
5/20/2005 Governor Bush and Commissioner Winn Announce FCAT Science Scores for Grades 5, 8, and 11 
5/19/2005 Governor Bush and Commissioner Winn Announce FCAT Reading and Mathematics Results For Grades 3 Through 10 
5/16/2005 U.S. Education Secretary Spellings Announces No Child Left Behind Amendment Flexibility 
5/11/2005 Governor Bush and Commissioner Winn Announce FCAT Results for 3rd and 12th Grade 
4/27/2005 Governor Jeb Bush Announces Results of FCAT Writing 
4/27/2005 Governor Bush Announces "Sunshine Connections" to Improve Learning and Increase Access to Educational Resources Statewide 
4/25/2005 VPK Update 
4/22/2005 Department of Education Honored With Davis Productivity Awards 
4/20/2005 Economic Study Shows State Gets Close to $11 in Return for Every Dollar Spent on Research at Florida Universities 
4/15/2005 Education Commissioner Winn Recognizes Outstanding School Volunteers 
4/14/2005 Education Commissioner Winn Recognizes Florida's Outstanding Business Partners 
4/7/2005 Letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings Requesting Amendments to Florida's Requirements in No Child Left Behind 
4/7/2005 Statement from Education Commissioner John L. Winn Regarding Announcements Made This Afternoon by Secretary Margaret Spellings, U.S. Department of Education 
4/7/2005 Survey Shows Strong Public Support for Combining Better Teacher Pay with Market Incentives and Rewards for Achievement Gains 
4/6/2005 State Board of Education Chairman Phil Handy Addresses Reading Professional Development Conference 
4/1/2005 Memorandum to Members of the Media 
4/1/2005 Commissioner John L. Winn Congratulates Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award Winner Sharon J. Moser 
4/1/2005 Governor Bush and Lt. Governor Jennings Announce the Winners of 2004-2005 High School All-Star Awards 
4/1/2005 Commissioner John L. Winn Congratulates Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award Winner Eva Hernandez 
3/31/2005 High Schools Honored for Use of Online Guidance System 
3/30/2005 State University System Chancellor Debra Austin to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award From FSU'S College of Education 
3/30/2005 Florida Department of Education Honors the 2005 Community College All-Florida Academic Team 
3/15/2005 Florida State Board of Education Approves Voluntary Prekindergarten Standards 
3/11/2005 Memo Regarding the National Governor's Association Report 
3/11/2005 K-12 Chancellor Warford Announces Opening of Teen Trendsetters Application 
3/8/2005 Governor Bush Stresses Priorities in 2005 State of the State 
2/25/2005 Commissioner John Winn Congratulates Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award Winner Samta Khanna 
2/24/2005 Florida's Department of Education Celebrates Employee Mentors 
2/24/2005 Vocational Rehabilitation Program Helps Woman Achieve Dream 
2/24/2005 Board of Governors Makes Appointments to University Boards of Trustees 
2/21/2005 Governor Bush Appoints Six to the Florida Board of Governors 
2/14/2005 Governor Bush Announces Joint Resolution to Amend Class Size Amendment 
2/4/2005 Governor Bush Announces Just Read, Florida! Black History Month Recommended Reading List 
1/26/2005 Lt. Governor Jennings Celebrates Braille Literacy Month 
1/25/2005 Florida Shows Largest Increase in Student Mastery of Advanced Placement Courses 
1/18/2005 Education Commissioner Winn Highlights Legislative Priorities 
1/18/2005 Governor Bush and Lt. Governor Jennings Unveil 2005-06 Education Budget 
1/18/2005 Governor Bush Announces 2005-2006 Executive Budget 
1/10/2005 Governor Bush Announces Initiative to Increase Rigor and Change Culture of Middle Grades 
1/10/2005 Governor Bush Makes Reading a Permanent Priority in Florida Public Schools 
1/6/2005 Lt. Governor Jennings Announces $102 Million Recommended Increase for Workforce Education Funding