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How Florida classrooms will be taught post-Common Core will be the focus of a listening tour stop in Tampa Thursday by Florida's top education official, Commissioner Richard Corcoran.

King High School music teacher Dr. Dakeyan Graham was chosen among five finalists and named Florida Teacher of the Year during a banquet in Orlando.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Last week, King High School music teacher Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham was chosen among five finalists and named Florida’s Teacher of the Year during a banquet in Orlando.

The Florida Department of Education is being sued over allegations it shortchanged teachers when it paid bonuses awarded by the Legislature, costing the state's best educators hundreds of dollars each.
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The Florida Department of Education is being sued over allegations it shortchanged teachers when it paid bonuses awarded by the Legislature, costing the state's best educators hundreds of dollars each.

Students at Ridgecrest Elementary School in Largo show off their drone flying skills to Governor DeSantis.
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By Carl Lisciandrello

The number of schools receiving an A grade increased by 63%, while the number of those receiving a grade of F dropped to just 15, according to number released by the Florida Department of Education on Thursday.

Company To Get $1.3 Million For School Safety Tool

Jul 11, 2019

By News Service of Florida

The Florida Department of Education will pay nearly $1.3 million to a company that will revise a tool used by all public schools to identify threats and vulnerabilities on campuses. 

New Health Secretary To Keep Ties To UF

Jun 6, 2019

When physician Scott Rivkees takes over as secretary of the state Department of Health, he will continue to be employed by the University of Florida. 

Florida’s retail industry is gearing up for this year’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” on clothes, classroom supplies and computer equipment, with the state offering the tax break for five days .
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A Clearwater-based charter school company is facing increased scrutiny.