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Governor:Ron DeSantis
Commissioner of Education:Richard Corcoran
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,756,944
Number of school districts:76
Number of public schools:4,517
Number of public school teachers:180,442
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,755
Percent minority students:59.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.1%
Percent of English-language learners:9.2%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.5%
8th grade math:30.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.7%
8th grade reading:35.5%

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New research suggests that students who’ve learned about media literacy and participatory politics in school are more likely to take part in political activity online.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Count educators as part of the population taking a keen interest in a major U.S. Supreme Court case about whether President Donald Trump's administration properly added a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Already home to a thriving ecosystem of private school choice, the state’s lawmakers want vouchers for thousands of new students.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
It may take years for the state to disentangle itself from the Common Core State Standards and put new ones in place.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Patrick Petty is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School whose sister Alaina Petty was killed in the shooting there a year ago. He says friends and teachers make it bearable for him to remain in the school where his sister died.
February 12, 2019 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Florida
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
For districts slammed by natural disasters, reopening schools is a mammoth undertaking, and one that very few school leaders have little experience doing.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
With disputes over insurance coverage and the need for upfront cash to pay for clean-up, getting schools back to normal after a big storm is arduous and expensive.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
History-minded residents of Charlotte County, Fla., are among the first to test a state law that permits citizens to challenge the curriculum taught in their schools.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week

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