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2007 Press Releases

Date Press Releases
12/19/2007 Education Commissioner Announces Frances Haithcock as New K–12 Public Schools Chancellor 
12/12/2007 Commissioner Smith Announces 2007 Kindergarten Readiness Results 
11/30/2007 Education Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg to Retire 
11/30/2007 Governor Crist Announces Florida’s High School Graduation Rate on the Rise 
11/20/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Just Read, Florida! Recommended Holiday Reading List 
11/20/2007 Department of Education Releases FCAT Lessons Learned Publication 
11/14/2007 Just Read, Florida! Recognizes Top 25 Percent of Reading First Districts 
11/14/2007 Chancellor Holcombe Presents Community College Best Practice Awards 
11/13/2007 Milken National Educator Award Presented to Lake County Principal 
11/9/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Recognizes Florida’s Blue Ribbon Public Schools 
11/6/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Release of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests 
11/2/2007 Division of Blind Services Holds Governor’s Sterling Award Great Practice Showcase 
10/22/2007 Department of Education Announces School Bus Safety Week 
10/19/2007 Florida Teachers Named to USA Today's 2007 All-USA Teacher Teams 
10/15/2007 Department of Education Recognizes National School Lunch Week in Florida 
10/12/2007 Florida’s Community Colleges are Top Producers of Nation’s Associate’s Degrees for Fifth Year in a Row 
10/3/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces 2007 Principal Achievement Award Winners 
10/3/2007 Department of Education Holds 2007 K-12 Conference and Innovation Fair 
10/2/2007 Top Employers to be Honored at the Disability Employment Awareness Celebration 
9/28/2007 Florida Schools Receive $129.3 Million in Funding for Outstanding Academic Performance 
9/25/2007 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress Results Highlight Florida's Successes 
9/18/2007 State Board of Education Narrows List of Commissioner Candidates to Three 
9/17/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Recognizes Florida School Breakfast Week 
9/7/2007 Questions and Answers About MRSA In Schools 
9/7/2007 Education Commissioner Blomberg Announces Hispanic Heritage Month Recommended Reading List 
8/28/2007 More Florida Students Take SAT and AP Exams than Ever Before 
8/21/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Results of 2007 School Grades Appeals 
8/21/2007 Department of Education Launches New Teacher Misconduct Web Site 
8/15/2007 2007 Marked the Largest Ever Increase in Florida High School Graduates Taking the ACT 
8/14/2007 State Board of Education Chooses Applicants to Interview for the Commissioner of Education Position 
8/3/2007 2007 Just Read, Florida! K-12 Leadership Conference Draws Largest Crowd Ever 
8/1/2007 Award Winning Author Sharon Draper to Speak at the Sixth Annual Just Read, Florida! K-12 Leadership Conference 
7/16/2007 Commissioner of Education Application Deadline Extended 
7/13/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Richard Ellenburg As The Florida Department Of Education/Macy’s 2008 Teacher of the Year 
7/3/2007 Florida Department of Education/Macy's Teacher of the Year Television Special to Air Statewide 
6/29/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Congratulates "A" and "B" Schools 
6/25/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Recipients of National Math and Science Partnership Grants 
6/22/2007 Florida Community Colleges Celebrate 50 Years With a Look at their Past, Present and Future 
6/19/2007 State Board of Education Sets Minimum Kindergarten Readiness Rate for VPK Providers 
6/15/2007 Statement By: Education Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg - Regarding Summary of the Second FCAT External Advisory Committee Meeting 
6/14/2007 Thousands of Florida High School Students Register for Advanced Placement Summer Camps 
6/13/2007 Final 2005-06 VPK Kindergarten Readiness Rates Released in Anticipation of Next State Board of Education Meeting 
6/12/2007 New Web Tool Announced to Aid in the Search for the Next Florida Commissioner of Education 
6/6/2007 Florida Department of Education Commissioner Blomberg Applauds Recipients of Federal Teacher Incentive Fund Grants 
6/1/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Just Read, Families! K-12 Recommended Summer Reading List 
6/1/2007 Florida Department of Education Division of Blind Services Awarded Florida Sterling Award 
5/30/2007 Governor Crist Signs Budget Funding Education at Record Levels 
5/29/2007 Department Of Education Reminds Parents of the Summer Food Service Program 
5/25/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Recognizes Florida's 2007 Presidential Scholars 
5/23/2007 Statement By - Education Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg 
5/23/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces FCAT Results for Reading and Mathematics for Third Through 10th Grade and Science for Grades 5, 8, and 11 
5/17/2007 Community Colleges Chancellor David Armstrong to Become Broward Community College’s Next President 
5/17/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces Reading and Mathematics NRT Scores for Third Through 10th Grade 
5/15/2007 Preliminary Data Suggests VPK is Better Preparing Children for Kindergarten  
5/11/2007 2008 Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced 
5/8/2007 Florida Middle School Students Break World Record 
5/7/2007 Florida Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 
5/4/2007 Education Commissioner Blomberg Announces Laptop Giveaway Winner 
5/4/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Recognizes Florida's 2007 Presidental Scholars Program Semifinalists 
5/4/2007 Statement By: Education Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg Regarding Passage of the Education Budget 
5/2/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces 2007 FCAT Scores For Third and 12th Grade 
4/25/2007 Commissioner Blomberg Announces 2007 FCAT Writing Scores 
4/25/2007 FCAT Writing+ State & District Summary Report 
4/24/2007 Department Of Education Warns Parents Of Imposter FCAT Parent Network Website 
4/19/2007 Department of Education Announces Updates To Online Student Planner 
4/17/2007 Education Commissioner Blomberg and State Board Chairman Fair Announce SCHOOL-related Employee of the Year 
4/5/2007 Lt. Governor Kottkamp Announces Ready To Work Credential Program 
4/2/2007 Education Commissioner Blomberg Announces “Go Higher—Get Accepted” CAMPAIGN 
3/29/2007 Statement By Education Commisioner Blomberg Regarding The Governor Signing The Merit Award Program Into Law 
3/22/2007 2007 All-Florida Academic Team Announced 
3/22/2007 Florida Department of Education Honored with Prudential Financial Davis Productivity Awards 
3/20/2007 State Board Of Education Approves Method For Calculating Kindergarten Readiness Rate Rule 
3/2/2007 Education Commissioner Blomberg Announces New Resources For Tracking Teacher Misconduct 
3/1/2007 Education Commissioner Blomberg Announces School Breakfast Week 
2/23/2007 Crist Praises Reading Coaches 
2/21/2007 Governor Crist Announces New Math and Science Initiative 
2/20/2007 State Board of Education Approves 2007 Legislative Priorities 
2/14/2007 Education Commissioner Winn Announces Black History Month Recommended Reading List 
2/8/2007 Commissioner Winn Announces New Education Resource Available To Florida Families 
2/7/2007 Department of Education Announces High Schools’ Major Areas of Interest 
2/6/2007 Department Of Education Launches Television Program For Teachers And Parents 
2/6/2007 Education Commissioner Winn Announces Largest Increase in Advanced Placement Participation 
2/2/2007 Crist/Kottkamp 2007-2008 Budget Recommendations Fund Education at Record Levels 
2/1/2007 SUS Chancellor Mark Rosenberg applauds President Bush's enhancement of Pell Grants for students to attend college 
2/1/2007 Statement by Community College and Workforce Education Chancellor David Armstrong 
1/25/2007 State Board of Education Approves Revised Sunshine State Standards 
1/25/2007 Jeanine Blomberg Named Interim Education Commissioner 
1/24/2007 Statement by Education Commissioner John L. Winn Regarding Florida State Board of Education Appointments 
1/19/2007 Annual Hazardous Weather Week Essay Contest Deadline This Sunday 
1/18/2007 Statement by Community College and Workforce Education Chancellor David Armstrong 
1/18/2007 Florida a Perfect "10" 
1/16/2007 Commissioner Winn Announces Polk County Teacher to Receive National Educator Award 
1/12/2007 Education Commissioner Winn to Retire 
1/12/2007 Department of Education Announces Major Areas of Interest Available to High Schools 
1/5/2007 Commissioner Winn Announces Department of Education 2006 Year in Review 
1/3/2007 Quality Counts 2007 Florida Fact Sheet