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Do you have kids or grandkids getting ready for the start of their busy school year? It’s only about a month away.

Good education is vital and drastically affects that future of our country. If you’ve been wondering how your child’s (or grandchild’s) school stacks up, we can help you out.

Overall, schools around Florida did better than expected in the school grades that just came out for the academic year that runs from 2021 through the middle of 2022. This news was recently released by the Department of Education.

On Thursday, the department put out grades for the 2021-22 academic school year. The press release from the FDOE stated that this is the first full school grade information release since 2019.

Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. commented in a statement to the public. He said, “It’s clear that our teachers and school leaders used every resource at their disposal to lift Florida’s students well beyond expectations. We know that these results are thanks to policies that kept schools open and kept kids in the classroom, which has been widely recognized as critical to student achievement. Today we can celebrate these incredible results, while continuing to support the schools that are struggling.”

There’s something called the School Improvement Support list. Schools do not want to end up on that list, and the good news is that 53 schools were taken off that list in 2022. Also, all of the schools that were graded as an F school improved their grades this year.

According to the FDOE press release, elementary schools, as a whole, did really well. Twenty percent of the elementary schools improved one or more letter grades.

Here you can access school grades, district grades, improvement ratings and more. You can click here to see all the different schools’ grades. It will take you to the accountability report. You can then view it in an Excel File.

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Complete 2022 Epcot Concert Series Lineup

  • July 14 and 15 - Baha Men

    Best known for “Who Let The Dogs Out,” the Baha Men also had a hit with a cover of “Dancing in the Moonlight.”

  • July 16 to 18 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    With a revival of swing a few years back, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has had feet moving at their live shows since 1989. The had one charting single, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” but every one of their songs can get you moving.

  • July 22 and 23 - Tonic (NEW)

    They had a smash with “If You Could Only See”

  • July 24 and 25 - Jeremy Camp (NEW)

    A giant in inspirational music.

  • July 29 and 30 - Taylor Dayne

    Taylor had a run of hits such as “Tell It to My Heart”, “Prove Your Love”, “I’ll Always Love You”, “Don’t Rush Me”, “With Every Beat of My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back,” Not too shabby!

  • July 31 and August 1 - Tiffany

    The legendary Tiffany (that’s how she was introduced in the past at Epcot…) still has it.

  • August 5 to 8 - Joey Fatone & Friends

  • August 12 and 13 - The Devon Allman Project

  • August 14 and 15 - Christopher Cross

    Another classic artist who had hits including “”Ride Like the Wind”, “Sailing” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”.

  • August 19 and 20 - Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri

  • August 21 and 22 - Air Supply

  • August 26 and 27 - Blanco Brown (NEW)

    He topped the U.S. Country Chart with “The Git Up”

  • August 28 and 29 - 98°

  • September 2 and 3 - Southern Avenue

    A Memphis blues band, Southern Avenue formed in 2015.

  • September 4 and 5 - Kris Allen & David Cook

    Two “American Idol” alums join together at Epcot.

  • September 9 and 10 - Hoobastank (New for 2022)

  • September 11 and 12 - Jimmie Allen

  • September 16 and 17 - Los Amigos Invisibles (New for 2022)

  • September 18 and 19 - American Authors

  • September 23 and 24 - BBMAK

  • September 25 and 26 - Postmodern Jukebox

    Okay, there’s no individual song that can truly tell you who Postmodern Jukebox is. You can go through their YouTube channel to find lots of songs in different styles, and that’s what they do, so many different styles.

  • September 30 and October 1 - Stokley (New for 2022)

  • October 2 and 3 - Shelia E.

    Known for being a percussionist with Prince, Sheila E. was also successful on her own.

  • October 7 and 8 - Mark Wills

  • October 9 and 10 - .38 Special

  • October 14 and 15 - Robert Randolph Band (NEW)

  • October 16 and 17 - Newsboys (NEW)

  • October 21 and 22 - Ray Parker Jr. (NEW)

  • October 23 and 24 - Billy Ocean

  • November 4 to 7 - Boyz II Men

    Boys II Men Celebrate 20 Years Of Music At Disney World In Florida

    This isn’t Boyz II Men’s first trip to Disney. This handout photo shows Boyz II Men members (L-R) Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman joining Mickey Mouse on stage at Walt Disney World Resort to commemorate the release of the R&B vocal group’s 20th anniversary album, entitled “Twenty”, in 2011. The celebration took place at Epcot after the R&B group performed at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival’s “Eat to the Beat” concert series. (Photo by Gene Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

  • November 11 and 12 - Kenny G

  • November 13 and 14 - Sugar Ray

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