Good morning, friends in Civics. This came across my desk from our friends in FDOE.
The department has opened Rule 6A-1.09401, Florida Administrative Code, for rule development to
adopt or revise several content areas of student academic standards. 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), 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. Drafts of the proposed revisions will be posted the week of April 5, 2021, at http://www.fldoe.org/standardsreview/.
A rule development workshop will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:00 am EDT. To register for the workshop, please visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4060571620471297807.
There will also be an online public comment survey for Civics and Government, Holocaust Education, and Character Education standards. The department encourages all stakeholders to participate in the review process through the online surveys, which will be open when the draft standards are posted through April 23, 2021.
• Civics and Government survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6176659/CivicsStandards1.
• Holocaust Education survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6240586/HolocaustEdStandards1.
• Character Education survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6240369/CharacterEdStandards1.
We encourage you to share these public comment opportunities with local stakeholders to help maximize the number of Floridians contributing to this critical process. If you have additional questions, please contact Michael DiPierro in the Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support at 850-245-9773 or by email at Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org.
We here at LFI/FJCC encourage you to take some time and plan on attending this workshop if you can; at a minimum, be sure to provide feedback on the new Holocaust and Character Education Standards and the revised K-12 Civics benchmarks! If you have questions about this meeting or these standards, please shoot your questions to Mike DiPierro at FDOE.