FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
COMMISSIONER ROBINSON TO HOLD “CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER” MEETING IN ST. PETERSBURG
Tallahassee, Fla., July 12, 2012 – Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson will host the next in a series of community forums next week in St. Petersburg. The focus of the “Conversations with the Commissioner” series is to meet with parents, teachers and local communities to talk about education in Florida. Commissioner Robinson will be joined by State Board member Dr. Akshay Desai.
WHAT: Conversation with the Commissioner
WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2012
WHERE: Universal Health Care
100 Central Ave., Suite 200
St. Petersburg, Fla.
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.Tweet