Florida is back in the top 10, according to Education Week’s annual ranking of state school districts.
Florida ranked 6th in the 2013 Quality Counts rankings, earning top scores for standards, accountability, early childhood education and career preparation.
The state’s lowest grades were for K-12 performance and school spending.
Overall Florida earned a B- grade on the report, up from a C+ last year. Maryland earned the highest grade with a B+.
Florida ranked 11th last year, eighth in 2011, fifth in 2010 and eleventh in 2009. The state ranked 31st in 2006.
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