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Governor:Rick Scott
Commissioner of Education:Gerard Robinson
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,643,347
Number of school districts:73
Number of public schools:4,131
Number of public school teachers:175,609
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,863
Percent minority students:57.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:56.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.9%
Percent of English-language learners:8.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.7%
8th grade math:30.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:39.0%
8th grade reading:33.3%

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In the Public Interest, a nonprofit, says Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education is being used as a cover for companies seeking public money.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
Even one out-of-school suspension can lead to poorer academic outcomes, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University.
January 10, 2013 - Education Week
Several top state education jobs changed hands as 2012 came to a close.
January 8, 2013 - Education Week
The state’s Department of Education released its first report on new, controversial evaluations for teachers Wednesday.
December 5, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The Florida Department of Education is in a bitter dispute with a software company it hired to create online resources aligned with the standards for teachers and students.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
The district, a five-time finalist, won for its efforts to narrow achievement gaps, and improve instruction and management.
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
The country's largest, state-sponsored online school is having some teachers meet in person with students and scheduling field trips in an effort to build blended learning programs.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
The Fla. Department of Education is investigating for-profit online education provider K12 Inc for allegedly using uncertified teachers.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Early-childhood educators say the test focuses too much on academics and too little on social and emotional skills.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
Several states have enacted laws that require more choices for students who want to try taking courses online, outside the offerings of brick-and-mortar schools.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week

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