Governor Crist Announces Plan to Increase High
2008 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year
The SREY receives an award check of $1,000 from the Department of Education. Each finalist receives an award check of $500 and each district nominee receives an award check of $200.
For all the finalists, visit www.fldoe.org.
Lieutenant Governor Kottkamp Recognized Community College Month
Lieutenant Governor Kottkamp recognized Florida Community College Month during the April State Board of Education meeting in Tallahassee. The Lieutenant Governor read Governor Charlie Crists Community College Month Proclamation, which celebrates the many contributions community colleges have made to Florida over the years.
The proclamation also recognizes the Go Higher Get Accepted campaign. Sponsored by FACTS.org and the Department of Education, the goal of the campaign is to ensure that all high school seniors who are not university-bound apply for and receive a letter of acceptance from their community college prior to graduating from high school. The campaign encourages students to log onto FACTS.org where they can complete a step-by-step admissions application for their local, open-door community college. In its second year, the Go Higher Get Accepted campaign has already helped nearly 2,000 students pursue their dream of a higher education.
For more than 50 years, Floridas community colleges have served a unique higher education mission to provide affordable access to college and workforce training to ensure a highly-skilled, competitive workforce.
Florida Districts and Schools
Recognized For Exceptional Performance
Education Commissioner Recognizes Floridas
Outstanding Business Partners
Universal Orlando® Resort received the top
honor when it was presented with the Commissioners Statewide
Award of Distinction for its outstanding contributions to education
and educators statewide. For more on the story, visit
Phi Theta Kappa 2008 All-Florida Academic Team
Honored During Awards Ceremony
The All-Florida Academic Team is composed of students
who were nominated by their respective colleges to the All-USA Academic
Team competition sponsored by USA Today and PTK, the International Honor
Society for two-year colleges. As part of the awards ceremony, team members
were presented with PTK medallions and certificates. They also received
special recognition by the Florida Legislature and other state leaders
during a visit to the Capitol. For more information, visit
Miami Dade College Commencement Ceremony To Feature
U.S. House Speaker
Pelosi, the first woman to hold the post of speaker, follows a long list of marquee names who have spoken to graduates at the college. Others who have spoken at MDC's commencement include President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush and Sen. Mel Martinez.
MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the United States, with more than 165,000 students enrolled. More than 9,000 students will graduate May 3 at seven commencement ceremonies representing eight campuses.
Florida Math Day To Focus on Financial Literacy
The Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) and Florida Association of Mathematics Supervisors (FAMS), in support of Florida Math Day will also be offering an award to the writers of each of the four selected lessons for implementation. Teachers and other interested mathematics educators were asked to submit lesson plans to be considered for the State Math Day lessons.
To learn more about Florida Math Day, visit
Department of Education Seeks Survey Input
Once data is collected, it will be analyzed and submitted to the USDOE. This is a unique opportunity for parents to provide input directly to the Department.
The survey is part of the Florida Annual Performance
Report that is submitted to the USDOE. Parents are encouraged to submit
survey responses by May 30, 2008.
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