Did You Know?: 2012

There are more than 240,000
English language learners (ELLs)
in public schools in the State of Florida,
and 52% are in grades K-2?


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered,
and questioning youth hear anti-gay
slurs on average once every 14 minutes
at school?


African American K-12 students
are over three times more likely to
get suspended than their White
counterparts for the same behaviors?


Elementary schools employ nearly
41,000 school counselors who provide
critical support and services to studentsat risk of school dropout?


In Florida, minority students represent
57% of the preK-12 student population,
while minority teachers represent only
29% of the preK-12 teacher population?


Individuals with disabilities make
up 20.7% of the labor force and
13.5% of the unemployed?