Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity has released their most recent Economic Security Report. This report is a great tool that is specific to the educational and economic environment of Florida and can be used to start informed conversations about the many opportunities to earn a number of recognized credentials at the middle school, high school and postsecondary levels. Encouraging families to start these conversations early is essential to the decision making around a student’s college and career choices and ultimately their outcomes.

Further, it is a statutory requirement to provide a summary of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s annual Economic Security Report to parents of students in grades 6-12. The most recent (2018) report and summary is now posted at and may be distributed by your typical means of communication.


Florida’s Economic Security Report is just one of the many college and career planning tools available to students and their families. Other resources include, but are not limited to,
www.floridashines.orgwww.careeronestop.org, and the resources found at http://www.fldoe.org/academics/college-career-planning/.