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Welcome to the Florida Department of Education's website. Every day we work hand in hand with parents, teachers, educators and community members to improve Florida's education system for students of all backgrounds and abilities. Our site reflects this cooperative relationship and the role that so many Floridians play in ensuring student success.

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Pinellas Educator Named 2022 Florida Teacher of the Year

Pinellas Educator Named 2022 Florida Teacher of the Year

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Commissioner Corcoran Applauds Governor DeSantis for 2021 Legislative Successes

Commissioner Corcoran Applauds Governor DeSantis for 2021 Legislative Successes

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Okeechobee Teacher Named 2021 Florida Teacher of the Year

Okeechobee Teacher Named 2021 Florida Teacher of the Year

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Department of Education, Florida Virtual School Offer Distance Learning Resources

Department of Education, Florida Virtual School Offer Distance Learning Resources

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Four Florida School Districts Are Prepared for Distance Learning

Four Florida School Districts Are Prepared for Distance Learning

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Florida Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year

Florida Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year

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FASA’s Discover ’22 Conference

FASA’s Discover ’22 Conference

Supporting Florida’s administrators is critical to providing high-quality education to all students. Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. and Senior Chancellor Jacob Oliva delivered a helpful Q&A at the Florida Association of School Administrators annual conference in Orlando in June. This event was held June 7-9, 2022.

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Commissioner Diaz - Meet & Greet

Commissioner Diaz - Meet & Greet

Commissioner Diaz - Meet & Greet

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day 2018

Dads Take Your Child to School Day 2018

On September 26, 2018, The Florida Department of Education kicked off the 2018 Dads Take Your Child to School Day initiative in Alachua County at C.W. Norton Elementary School. The goal was to encourage all Floridian fathers and male role models, including our selfless heroes that serve and protect our great country, to take an active role in their child's education. K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons led the event in Gainesville, FL. To view the full album, click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmt9XVRN

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Back to School Supply Drive

Back to School Supply Drive

On August 30, 2018, Chancellor Hershel Lyons spent some time delivering school supplies donated from the DOE team to Oak Ridge Elementary and Franklin County K-12 School. While visiting, Chancellor Lyons spoke with several students and encouraged them to have a great 2018-19 school year. Later that afternoon Chancellor Lyons served as the host for the Department of Education's Back-to-School Kick-Off and Mentoring Fair! Guests speakers General Counsel Matthew Mears and Bureau Chief of Standards and Instructional Support Kathy Nobles shared their experiences and the importance of mentoring. Click here to view the entire album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmNSd45

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2019 Florida Teacher of the Year

2019 Florida Teacher of the Year

On July 13, 2018, First Lady Ann Scott and Commissioner of Florida Education Pam Stewart announced Joy Prescott, a math teacher at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Glades County, as the 2019 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. To view the entire photo album from the award gala and the roundtable events, visit: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/KSL144

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Wear Blue Day 2018

Wear Blue Day 2018

On April 2, 2018, K-12 Public School Chancellor Hershel Lyons hosted the agency’s Wear Blue Day in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Turlington Building in Tallahassee. The pinwheels will remain on the lawn through the month of April to symbolize the promise of the happy childhoods all children deserve. To view the full photo album, click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskvH2HAg

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