May 20, 2024

Press Release

Florida Ranked #1 in Education for Second Year in a Row

Sunshine State also receives top ranking for parental choice in education

| 5/7/2024

Tallahassee, Fla., May 7, 2024 – Today, U.S. News & World Report announced that Florida is again ranked #1 in the nation for education. The publication’s Best State ranking is based on a combination of strong performances in higher education and K-12 metrics.

“Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida again ranks number one in education,” said Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. “By focusing on core academic subjects and excellence in the classroom, Florida stands ahead of the rest.”

Also announced today, Florida ranked #1 in the Parent Power Index by the Center for Education Reform. The assessment focuses on alternative pathways and educational choices that parents and students have access to beyond traditional public schools.

For more on the U.S. News & World Report Ranking, visit US News Best State Ranking.

For more on the Parent Power Index, visit Parent Power Index.

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