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2015 Sunshine State Scholars
February 24th, 2015

The Florida Education Foundation honored the 2015 Sunshine State Scholars in Orlando on February 19-20, 2015. These scholars are Florida's top 11th grade students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and represented every school district in the state.

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January 14th, 2015

The Florida Education Foundation announces the names of the 2015 Sunshine State Scholars, Florida's top 11th grade students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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September 10th, 2014

Tallahassee, September 10, 2014 - The Florida Education Foundation announces release of a new video series highlighting Florida’s students and teachers. Funded through a grant from State Farm, each video in the 12-part “We Can Do This, Florida!” K-5 mathematics video series features one teacher, classroom and a current Florida Standard.

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July 16th, 2014

~ Winner chosen from among more than 70 District Teachers of the Year ~

Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 2014– Last night, Christie Bassett, a K-12 Art Teacher at Highlands Grove Elementary School in Polk County, was named the 2015 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year. First Lady Ann Scott and Macy’s President Mike Krauter joined Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart to make the announcement at an awards gala honoring the state’s top teachers.

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April 23rd, 2014

~ Names finalists for Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 1, 2014 –Commissioner Pam Stewart today announced five finalists for the 2014 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to their schools and communities.

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February 17th, 2014

~ Program encourages STEM students to pursue in-state postsecondary careers ~

Tallahassee, Fla.,February 14, 2014 – Over the past two days, Florida's highest-achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students joined their peers statewide to be honored during the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars program.

For a list of the scholars, click here.

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July 22nd, 2014

Florida's Top STEM 11th graders, along with business and education leaders, share their thoughts about the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars program.

 

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June 19th, 2013

More than 80 Florida businesses and organizations throughout the state were recognized in Tampa at the 2013 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards ceremony. The awards program honors innovative public-private partnerships that support educational achievement in Florida public schools.

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