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Over the next two weeks, the Florida Department of Education will conduct three public forums where Floridians will have the opportunity to offer public input on the recently revised drafts of Florida’s academic standards in several content areas. The stops will be in Miami-Dade, Osceola and Baker counties. Virtual forums will also be available to attend.

Earlier this year, the Florida Department of Education opened Rule 6A-1.09401, Florida Administrative Code, for rule development to adopt or revise student academic standards for several content areas. These include Civics and Government (revised), Holocaust Education (new), Character Education (new), B.E.S.T. English Language Arts (ELA) standards (technical and minor revisions that will not affect implementation), Substance Use and Abuse standards (new), and Access Points – Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for the B.E.S.T. ELA and Mathematics Standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities (new).

A virtual rule development workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. To register for the workshop, please visit

The following opportunities for feedback are available through June 10 at noon:

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