State: Florida

Overview

Florida
Your Guide to Data and Services for Florida

SREB works with Florida policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources.

Florida Members of the Board

Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, Tallahassee, ex officio (2023)
Karin Hoffman, Vice President, Sonshine Educational Tours, Coral Springs (2020)
T. Patterson Maney, State Representative, Shalimar (2021)
Joe H. Pickens, President, St. Johns River State College, Palatka (2015) Executive Committee member
Rene Plasencia, State Representative, Orlando (2022)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Florida Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

T. Patterson Maney, State Representative, Shalimar
Rene Plasencia, State Representative, Orlando

Publication April 20212 pages

Florida
Student and Faculty Diversity

These state profiles compare the demographics of college faculty and the general and college student populations in each SREB state. The data compare the percentage of Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, and white students with the percentage of faculty in those groups at two-year and technical colleges, public four-year institutions and private four-year institutions.

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Publication January 202111 pages

Florida
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication July 202040 pages

Florida: A Turning Point

A Turning Point is the ninth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. The 2020 report focuses on Charting a Course to 2030 — evaluating how well states are preparing their workforces for the future economy.  Each customized state report documents advancement on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.

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News

Florida Joins Distance Ed Agreement

SARA collaboration among states expands online options for students, reduces costs for institutions

The state of Florida was approved by the Southern Regional Education Board to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis

Highly Qualified Turnaround Leaders Emerge in Florida

The Florida Turnaround Leaders Program is a big hit in Florida that will ultimately result in better principals, better schools, and higher-performing students. “This program has provided the best professional development I have ever experienced in my 25 years as an educator,” said one participant.

Blog post By Jon Schmidt-Davis, SREB

Florida Middle School Creates Success Academy

Pinellas Park Middle School is about as challenging a school as you can find in Florida. The state has assigned it a grade of D for the past several years. All of its students receive free lunch. Twenty-three percent of its students have already been in some form of drop-out prevention program prior to enrolling at Pinellas Park.