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According to state officials, three school districts in the Central Florida region rank in the top ten of the whole state. Seminole, Brevard and Sumter counties rank numbers seven, eight and ten according to the Florida Department of Education.
The Department of Education released rankings for all 3,078 schools, both public and charter, in the state. The rankings are grouped by elementary, middle, high and combination schools.
Rankings are based on FCAT scores, as well as academic gains by students who were previously in the lowest 25 percent region. The goal of these rankings is to give parents insights on how well their schools are doing.
Governor Rick Scott said "Floridians care about education and it is critical that our students have access to world-class schools that will give them a pathway to a successful career. Measuring each school's performance helps gauge our progress toward that goal."
For the complete rankings, visit https://app2.fldoe.org/Ranking/Schools/.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.