Education Works -- Information & updates from FLDOE
Education Works -- Information & Updates from FDOE
Preliminary FCAT 2.0 Writing Results Show Improvements in Scores The Florida Department of Education released preliminary FCAT 2.0 scores last week that confirmed significant gains in writing. Florida’s fourth-grade students saw the biggest increase with a nine-point improvement in the percentage of students scoring at 3.5 and above. And minority students posted strong results with the percentage of African-American and Hispanic students scoring 3.5 and higher increased by six and four points respectively. Use the FCAT 2.0 Results Interactive Search page to view FCAT scores filtered by state, district and school levels.
Governor Scott Releases FAQ on Teacher Raises You’ve probably heard that Florida teachers will receive a salary increase during the 2013-2014 school year. Governor Rick Scott has released a helpful document explaining how the salary increases will be distributed. For more information, visit Florida K-12 Salary Increases Frequently Asked Questions.
Parents, teachers Hum “Pomp and Circumstance” During FSDB Graduation When the speakers went out at the beginning of the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind’s graduation ceremony, attendees hummed “Pomp and Circumstance” until the final graduate was seated. Florida Department of Education’s Chancellor of Public Schools Pam Stewart even joined in on the tune. During her remarks, she thanked attendees for jumping into action by saying “these graduates needed to be honored with all the respect of ‘Pomp and Circumstance.’”
Commissioner Bennett Surprises Student Art Contest Winner With Award and Pizza Party On Friday, Commissioner Bennett stopped by Deltona High School to surprise recent digital art contest winner Emmanuel Ramirez and tour the computer lab where he created his contest-winning design. Commissioner Bennett shared with the Ramirez family that representatives from Daytona State College, Seminole State College of Florida, University of Florida and the University of Central Florida have agreed to give the 11th grader a tour of their design programs. All of the students in Manny’s class who submitted images to the art contest were rewarded with a pizza party.
Special Discounts and Events Available for Florida Educators Are you one of Florida’s 192,000 public school teachers? Then don’t miss out on special discounts and exciting offers just for teachers. The Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando - in partnership with the Florida Education Foundation - is offering special discounted tickets to performances until July 7, 2013. Sign up for the Florida Department of Education’s Just for Teachers newsletter or visit the Special Discounts and Promotions for Florida Teachers page for additional offers.
Hire Florida Grads Website Helps New Graduates If you are a recent Florida graduate or you know someone who is, visit HireFloridaGrads.com before June 9 at 5 p.m. to complete a “mini-profile” for the opportunity to be connected with Florida employers. Your profile will be provided to the local regional workforce board in your community – which works daily with employers seeking talent – and will remain available to employers seeking local workforce assistance after the portal closes on June 9.