Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 2012 – The Race to the Top Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee will meet via conference call today. The focus of the meeting will be to review the historical data requested by the committee with regard to aggregate student performance by subgroup and critical teacher shortage areas. The committee will determine if these data elements should be recommended for inclusion in the accountability system for Florida teacher preparation programs.
The Committee represents Florida’s diversity in culture, community and region, and consists of postsecondary representatives, teachers, principals, district administrators, superintendents, and school board members. Additional information about the committee and its continuing work can be found at http://www.fldoe.org/committees/tlp.asp.
Interested media are invited to join the conference call for informational purposes only. All media inquiries should be directed to the DOE Press Office.
WHAT: Race to the Top Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee Meeting via Conference Call
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
CALL-IN NUMBER: (866) 372-5781
CONFERENCE ID: 84326618
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.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE