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Updated 2015 High School Graduation Rate

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Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First Budget Will Make Florida First in Education

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Education Commissioner Presents Tallahassee Community College with a Scholarship Check for First-Generation Health Sciences Students

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Commissioner Stewart Keeps Focus On Accountability With Florida Standards Assessments Passing Score Recommendations

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Gov. Scott Creates Young Entrepreneur Award for Florida Students, Graduates and Young Business Leaders

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Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

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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

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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

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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.

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day 2017

On September 21, 2017, The Florida Department of Education kicked off the 2017 Dads Take Your Child to School Day initiative in Duval County at Venetia 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 Jacksonville, FL. To view the full album, click here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/2UG19i

2018 Macy’s/Florida Teacher of the Year

On July 13, 2017, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced Tammy Jerkins, a high school math teacher at Leesburg High School in Lake County, as the 2018 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and Dennis Witte, Macy’s Executive Vice President Regional Director of Stores, joined Governor Scott to make the announcement at the annual awards ceremony honoring the state’s top educators. Below are images from throughout the week. To view the entire photo album visit: https://www.flickr.com/gp/fldoe/3VB615

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2017 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards

On June 14, 2017, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart honored 44 Florida businesses with the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award. The award recognizes businesses for their extraordinary contributions to public education in Florida. The Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards, presented by Wells Fargo, are administered by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation to encourage successful alliances within the business community and among local school districts for the benefit of Florida’s students. Other sponsors of the 30th annual awards program are MGT Consulting Group, Florida Power and Light, Kyra Solutions, and Gray-Robinson Attorneys at Law.


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