Florida Celebrates 20 Years of the A+ Plan for Education

By Patricia Levesque,  Executive Director   When Florida’s legislature opened its 1999 session—twenty years ago this week—we had an education system that had been failing its children for generations. In fourth-grade classrooms across the state, nearly half our students were reading severely below grade level. Even more students were low performers in math, ranking well below the […]

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Florida’s Adequacy Lawsuit

Statement from Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, on the Florida Supreme Court Decision in favor of the Florida State Board on Education. “Today we celebrate a ruling that, above all else, is a victory for students and their families. Florida is on track to providing a high-quality, student-centered education to every student across the state. “By sustaining a focus[…..]

15 years and counting – Florida graduation rates are still climbing

By Patricia Levesque, Executive Director When you set high expectations for students, they consistently rise to achieve them. That’s why it’s no surprise that Florida’s graduation rate rose again this year. According to the Florida Department of Education, Florida’s statewide graduation rate increased 3.8 percentage points to 86.1 percent. 2017-18 Graduation Rate Highlights: Florida’s statewide graduation rate has increased[…..]