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2011 Press Releases

Date Press Releases
12/19/2011 Florida State Board of Education Approves New FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics Scores 
12/19/2011 Higher Education Coordinating Council Releases Recommendations 
12/12/2011 Florida Students Graduate in Record Numbers 
12/9/2011 Statement from the Florida State Board of Education on Governor Scott’s 2012-2013 Budget Recommendations 
12/7/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding his FCAT 2.0 and Algebra I EOC achievement level cut score recommendations to the State Board of Education 
12/7/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding Proposed Budget from the Governor 
12/7/2011 Statement By: Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results for Hillsborough and Miami-Dade Counties 
12/6/2011 Literacy League Video Featuring Marilyn Shaw Now Available 
12/5/2011 Education Commissioner Announces 2011 Holiday Reading List 
11/28/2011 Latest Teacher Talk Episodes Discuss School Choice and Common Core State Standards 
11/15/2011 $30 Million Fund Created to Grow High-Performing Florida Charted Schools 
11/14/2011 Florida Submits Application for Flexibility on Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
11/14/2011 Animal Habitats Come Alive for Special Teacher Talk Shows 
11/10/2011 Florida Diploma Program Honors Veterans 
11/9/2011 Florida Charter Schools Continue to Flourish 
11/4/2011 $25,000 National Milken Educator Award Surprises Maynard Evans High School Teacher 
11/1/2011 Nation's Report Card Shows Florida's Upward Progress 
10/27/2011 Florida Colleges Chancellor Presents Best Practice Awards 
10/26/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding FCAT 2.0 and Algebra 1 cut scores 
10/25/2011 Literacy League Expands to Include Elementary School Students 
10/24/2011 Florida Grown School Lunch Week Celebrated Statewide 
10/19/2011 Commissioner Robinson Announces Florida's 2011 District Data Leader 
10/11/2011 Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, Honor Student and Teacher Contest Winners 
10/7/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding FCAT 2.0 and Algebra 1 standard setting process 
10/7/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding appointment of Randy Hanna as Chancellor of the Florida College System 
10/6/2011 Department of Education Participates in Read for the Record 
10/5/2011 Florida's First Lady Announces Top Summer Literacy Adventure School 
9/30/2011 Department of Education to Recognize Disability History and Awareness Weeks 
9/28/2011 Department of Education Announces Literacy PSA Contest 
9/21/2011 College & Career Day Gets Local Students Revved-Up About Their Futures 
9/20/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding new members of DOE's executive management team 
9/19/2011 2011 Literacy Award Winners Announced 
9/16/2011 Finalists Named for Second Annual District Data Leader of the Year Award Program 
9/15/2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks off with Recommended Reading List 
9/14/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding Florida's 2011 SAT Results 
9/8/2011 Florida First Lady Honors International Literacy Day 
9/7/2011 Florida's First Lady to Honor International Literacy Day 
9/2/2011 Governor Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests 
8/31/2011 Local NFL Teams Partner with Florida Education 
8/11/2011 Florida Reading Proficiency Standards Some of the Best in the Nation 
8/4/2011 New Videos on DOE YouTube Channel Highlights Florida Education Reform Efforts 
8/2/2011 First Lady Ann Scott Takes Summer Literacy Adventure to the Suwannee River 
7/28/2011 Department of Education Recognizes Top Performing Schools and Districts 
7/27/2011 Technology Connects Florida Middle Schoolers with Prominent Author in Latest Literacy League Podcast 
7/26/2011 DOE Launches Education-Themed YouTube Channel 
7/19/2011 State Board of Education Meeting in Tampa 
7/15/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner John L. Winn Regarding Intervene school waiver requests by Duval and Miami-Dade County School Districts 
7/12/2011 Statement By: State Board of Education Chair Kathleen Shanahan Regarding State Board of Education member Mark Kaplan's resignation 
7/8/2011 Alvin Davis Named as Florida's 2012 Teacher Of The Year 
7/5/2011 Innovative Internships with Businesses Open Job Opportunities for Floridians Overcoming Mental Illnesses 
6/30/2011 School Grades Hold Steady Despite Increased Grading Standards 
6/24/2011 Florida Education Foundation Launches New Website 
6/23/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner John L. Winn Regarding the NAEP Hispanic student achievement gap report 
6/22/2011 Summer Literacy Adventure Journeys to the Caverns 
6/21/2011 State Board of Education Selects Gerard Robinson as Florida's Commissioner of Education 
6/15/2011 Summer Literacy Adventure Springs to Life in Wakulla 
6/14/2011 Teacher Talk Highlights Parental Involvement 
6/10/2011 Education Partners Honored for Outstanding Support of Florida Education 
6/10/2011 Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding full approval of Florida’s Value Added Student Growth Model 
6/8/2011 State Board of Education Names John Winn as Interim Education Commissioner 
6/8/2011 Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding release of Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment results 
6/6/2011 Department of Education Announces 2011 FCAT and FCAT 2.0 Results for Reading, Mathematics and Science 
6/3/2011 Department of Education to Hold Media Briefing Regarding 2011 FCAT and FCAT 2.0 Results 
6/3/2011 Department of Education Urges Florida Motorists to Follow School Bus Safety Laws as School Year Comes to a Close 
6/2/2011 Education Commissioner Gives Conditional Approval of Independent Committee’s Recommended Student Growth Model 
6/1/2011 First Lady Ann Scott, DOE and DEP Encourage Kids to Read Outdoors this Summer 
5/31/2011 Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace Available for Teachers 
5/26/2011 Higher Education Partnerships Benefit Florida Students 
5/26/2011 Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding release of FCAT 2.0 third grade reading and mathematics results 
5/23/2011 Florida Education Foundation Partners with Universal Orlando Resort® to Thank Florida Teachers 
5/20/2011 Macy’s Makes Surprise, Magical Announcement for Teacher of the Year Finalist! 
5/18/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding new leadership of Florida’s State Board of Education 
5/17/2011 Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Academically High Performing School Districts 
5/17/2011 Macy’s Makes Surprise, Magical Announcement for Teacher of the Year Finalist! 
5/16/2011 Macy’s Makes Surprise, Magical Announcement for Teacher of the Year Finalist! 
5/10/2011 Macy’s Makes Surprise, Magical Announcement for Teacher of the Year Finalist! 
5/9/2011 Macy’s Makes Surprise, Magical Announcement  
5/9/2011 First Lady of Florida Kicks Off Summer Literacy Adventure 
5/5/2011 Education 360 Series Launches with Talk about Student Growth Models 
5/4/2011 2011 FCAT Writing Results Indicate Significant Increases in Student Achievement 
5/2/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Teacher Appreciation Week 
4/29/2011 Latest Teacher Talk Episode Highlights Changes to Florida’s Standards and Assessments  
4/27/2011 Virtual Career Fair Connects Students with National Experts in Science and Related Fields 
4/26/2011 Department of Education Announces Florida’s Top School-Related Employee of the Year 
4/26/2011 Florida Colleges Chosen to Compete for Prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence 
4/14/2011 El Departamento de Educación lanza Medidas del Éxito en español 
4/14/2011 Education Department Launches Spanish Version of Success Measures Application 
4/13/2011 Latest Teacher Talk Show Focuses on Summer Reading 
4/7/2011 Department of Education Encourages Students to “Go Higher-Get Accepted” 
4/5/2011 Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Senate Bill 1620 
4/5/2011 Second Annual District Data Leader of the Year Award Program Kicks Off 
3/23/2011 Literacy League Featuring Patrick D. Smith Now Available for Download 
3/21/2011 Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith 
3/16/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding the Florida House’s passage of the Student Success Act 
3/16/2011 Learning Environment of Tomorrow Showcased During State Board of Education Workshop 
3/10/2011 Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding today’s passage of Senate Bill 736 
3/10/2011 To The Core Podcast Features What’s Working Workshops 
3/8/2011 Surprised Educators Play Starring Role in Unique Teacher Appreciation Episode of Teacher Talk 
3/3/2011 Florida Joins Education Leaders to Encourage College Completion 
2/18/2011 Sunshine State Scholars Program Turns Florida’s Top STEM Students into Blue Chip Scholars 
2/18/2011 The Florida Lottery Announces $22 Billion in Contributions to Education 
2/18/2011 Teachers Get a Big Surprise During Teacher Talk Show 
2/17/2011 Vendor Chosen to Provide Research Based Framework and Support for Teacher/Leader Evaluation System 
2/17/2011 Florida Celebrates Career and Technical Education Day on the Hill 
2/9/2011 Florida Leads the Nation in Advanced Placement Participation 
2/4/2011 Literacy Week Volunteers Encouraged to Become Mentors 
2/2/2011 Governor Scott and Lt. Governor Carroll Announce 2011 Black History Month Contests 
1/31/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding North Shore K-8, Andrew Jackson High School, William M. Raines High School and Jean Ribault High School in Duval County 
1/27/2011 Florida First Lady Announces Winners of Celebrate Literacy Week Public Service Announcement Contest 
1/26/2011 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Brings together State and Local Volunteers to Read to Students 
1/25/2011 Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding the 2009 NAEP Science Results 
1/21/2011 Award Recipients Honored at the Sixth Annual Commissioner’s Summit for Principals 
1/20/2011 Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith: Regarding the Leading the Way Summit in Tampa 
1/19/2011 Simon Malls in Florida Promote Literacy at “Book Blast” Events in Collaboration with the Florida Department of Education 
1/12/2011 Statement by Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith: Regarding Cheryl Conley named as a National Teacher of the Year Finalist 
1/10/2011 2010: A Year to Remember in Florida Education 
1/4/2011 $25 Million in Race to the Top Funds Awarded to Eleven Florida School Districts