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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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ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Save on Back to School Items During Sales Tax Holiday

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Save on Back to School Items During Sales Tax Holiday

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Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. Addresses Florida Association of School Resource Officers

Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. Addresses Florida Association of School Resource Officers

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ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Awards Hope Florida Funds to Five Northwest Florida Organizations Giving Hope to Florida Families

ICYMI: First Lady Casey DeSantis Awards Hope Florida Funds to Five Northwest Florida Organizations Giving Hope to Florida Families

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ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Awards $6.5 Million to Launch Civics Academies, Training the Next Generation of State and Local Leaders

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Awards $6.5 Million to Launch Civics Academies, Training the Next Generation of State and Local Leaders

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Clay County Educator Named 2023 Florida Teacher of the Year

Clay County Educator Named 2023 Florida Teacher of the Year

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Governor Ron DeSantis Recognizes Florida’s Teacher of the Year Finalist

Governor Ron DeSantis Recognizes Florida’s Teacher of the Year Finalist

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School Supply Delivery

School Supply Delivery

The Florida Department of Education hosted a school supply drive to support local schools as they prepare for the 2022-23 school year. On Tuesday, August 9, Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. delivered school supplies to Stewart Street Elementary School and James A. Shanks Middle School in Gadsden County. At the event, Commissioner Diaz thanked the staff for their dedication and wished them a successful 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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