Engaged Families in Florida, Critical to Student Success


Bringing up the next generation of leaders is a responsibility that requires the assistance of the entire community. When families, communities and schools work together, students have a much greater chance at succeeding in school and throughout life.

Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed November Florida Family Engagement in Education Month, and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) is encouraging families to take this opportunity to become more active in their child’s school and extracurricular activities. By investing more time as a unit in their child’s life, families can have a significant impact on their child’s future. These children are Floridian students today, and with family involvement, they can be state and national leaders tomorrow.

To help families achieve this goal we have developed resources to help families get more engaged. FloridaStudents.org is a great source for families to find Florida Standards student tutorials and resources that will help students succeed in the classrooms. There you will find support for student learning in language arts, mathematics, science and civics.

Parents can also visit CPALMS.org (Collaborate Plan Align Learn Motivate Share) to see the Florida Standards by grade and subject, course descriptions and instructional resources created specifically for the Florida Standards. CPALMS serves as the state’s official source for standards and is full of useful tools and information.

At DOE we work hard to ensure all Florida students have access to a high-quality education that will prepare them to succeed in college, career and life, but there is no replacement for the love and support of a student’s family. Our collective efforts will open many doors for our students and will create a brighter future for our great state.

This year’s Family Engagement Month theme, “One Team…One Dream,” captures the essence of the relationship between all education stakeholders as we partner to support the education of children. So, please make the pledge to fully engage in your children’s education. Not just during the month of November, but throughout the entire year.

For more resources and information about Florida Family Engagement in Education Month, please visit.

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