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Floridians with Disabilities
K-12 Public Schools
Career Adult Education
Updated 2015 High School Graduation Rate
Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First Budget Will Make Florida First in Education
Education Commissioner Presents Tallahassee Community College with a Scholarship Check for First-Generation Health Sciences Students
Commissioner Stewart Keeps Focus On Accountability With Florida Standards Assessments Passing Score Recommendations
Gov. Scott Creates Young Entrepreneur Award for Florida Students, Graduates and Young Business Leaders
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests
Family Engagement Month 2017
On November 6, 2017, K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons visited Jefferson County K-12 A Somerset school to kick off the Family Engagement Celebration and to attend the school’s Veteran Tribute! Click here to view the full photo album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/57Rg94
2017-18 Distinguished Educator Awards
The Florida Department of Education is proud to announce the 2018 FL Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year Kelly Stedman, and 2017 Principal of the Year Dr. Rachel Shelley. The Distinguished Educators ceremony took place at the Turlington Building. To view full photo album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/162WX3
2017 Florida Governor’s Summit
On October 24 and 25, 2017, Governor Rick Scott launched his annual Teacher of the Year Summit, bringing the state’s top teachers to the Capitol for a two-day workshop and celebration. To view the full album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/U0L170
Disability History and Awareness Weeks Kickoff
On October 4, 2017, The Florida Department of Education kicked off its Disability History and Awareness Weeks opening ceremony. Disability History and Awareness Weeks are observed October 2-13 as an opportunity to reflect on the valuable contributions individuals with disabilities make to the State of Florida. Speakers included Division of Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons, Division of Blind Services Director Robert L. Doyle III, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Director Allison Flanagan and former VR Director Aleisa McKinlay. There was also special performance by the Electric People band.