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The Florida Story is our story. It’s the success story of a combination of reforms – rigorous academic standards, standardized measurement, data-based accountability, effective teaching, outcome-based funding and educational opportunity – improving the quality of education for students in the Sunshine State. Florida was ranked nearly at the bottom of almost every measure of student performance when we started this journey. And now, Florida’s fourth-graders are fifth in the nation in reading achievement and seventh in math achievement. Plus, our high school graduation rates and Advanced Placement exam scores are at unprecedented levels.View More
On June 21, 1999, Governor Jeb Bush signed Florida’s A+ Plan for Education into law, beginning a systemic transformation that serves as a national model for raising student achievement. During the last 20 years, Florida’s education outcomes have dramatically improved with more students than ever before attending a school of their choice, reading on grade level and graduating from high school prepared for success in college and career. Check out our A+ Plan for Education blog series celebrating the 20th anniversary of this comprehensive strategy to improve public education featuring perspectives from the people that made it happen.View More