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Florida has 67 school districts, one for each county and thousands of public schools within these districts. Public schools are governed by the Florida Department of Education and funded by the Florida lottery. If public schooling isn't right for you, Florida also has hundreds of private schools and excellent resources for homeschoolers. For those looking to continue their education here, Florida's public universities, private colleges, and community colleges are some of the best in the country.


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Florida Back to School Amid Rising COVID Again - 2021
Back to School in Florida amid COVID Again 2021
Our polarized state divided again over mask wearing
Patti Jewel
students sitting in classroom
Christian Huerta
The Importance Behind the High School Start Time Debate in Florida’s Orange County and Seminole County
Why Orange and Seminole County Leaders are Fighting to Change High School Start Times
Seminole County and Orange County Superintendents are proposing a later start time for their high schools. The decision could change the outcome in the education of Florida students.
Eddy Cespedes
Hurricane Irma School Closings
Hurricane Irma - Back to School After the Storm
As Florida recovers, students in many school systems are finally able to return to school
Patti Jewel
Florida Public School Calendars
Florida Public School Calendars - All Districts Start Dates and More
Updated for 2022-23 School Year - list of start and end dates with major holidays, breaks and COVID info
Patti Jewel