Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson will speak to a luncheon meeting of the Quantum Foundation tomorrow at the West Palm Beach Marriott. The commissioner will speak about the importance of education and business working together and engaging students in civic awareness to help them become better citizens and better employees. The event is being held in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Economic Council.
WHAT: Quantum Foundation Luncheon
WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2012
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
MEDIA CONTACT: Toni May, Vice President of Communications, Quantum Foundation
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.
Contact: DOE Press Office