The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) developed the draft state plan (PDF) after reviewing and considering the feedback we received in our initial public input window last summer and over the course of the last year. At the conclusion of this comment window, we will analyze the feedback and revise the draft state plan accordingly before providing to Governor Rick Scott, as required. Finally, by September 18, the deadline set by the federal government, we will submit the state plan to the U.S. Department of Education.
The format of the plan is the U.S. Department of Education state plan template, which is organized into nine sections. We have also drafted a waiver request document (PDF) that will be submitted with the plan to USED. It provides additional context to some of the narrative in the plan.
Florida's online survey for public comment is organized by the nine sections of the state plan. First you will enter your name, group represented, organization and county. You can select any or all of the sections and there is a comment box for each section. There is also a comment box for the waiver request document.
The nine sections of the state plan are:
Each section of the survey includes a link to the corresponding section of Florida's draft state plan for your convenience. A link to the federal law on which the plan is based can be found at the end of the survey.
This public comment period will be open June 30-July 31, 2017. Thank you for your time and thoughtful input.
The 3rd Annual START Conference will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:00 am-12:30 pm at Viera High School. Information for persons with disabilities and anyone supporting persons with disabilities will be provided; breakout sessions will cover a wide range of topics from PreK through post-secondary. Registration will open in early November 2017.
Unlocking Dyslexia National Public Radio (NPR) has launched a new series on dyslexia that started on November 28, 2016, called Unlocking Dyslexia. This is a five-part radio and blog post series that runs over a two-week span covering the issues and facets that surround dyslexia. To view the posts, go to NPR's site below athttp://www.npr.org/series/503544816/unlocking-dyslexia
New Online Tool to Empower and Inform Florida Families The Florida Department of Education announces a new website that will help Florida families make critical education decisions by enabling them to access school and district-level data. The website will also better inform families about the state's college-and career-ready standards and the quality of learning taking place in their students' classrooms. One of the website's primary functions is the school performance search tool, which enables parents to search by district, zip code and city, and then compare school and district data. In addition to performance data, the website provides information relevant to current and future students of all ages and includes easy to-find information about the Florida Standards, school and district performance results in core subjects; educator effectiveness; and graduation and postsecondary statistics. To view the website, go to https://www.floridastudentsachieve.org/