DOE Press Office Wednesday, August 1, 2012
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO HOLD EMERGENCY CONFERENCE CALL
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State Board of Education will hold an emergency conference call tomorrow morning to discuss the resignation of Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson and the necessary next steps. This call will be webcast live from the Department’s website at http://www.fldoe.org http://www.fldoe.org/board/meetings .
WHAT: State Board of Education Conference Call
WHEN: Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00 a.m. EST
CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-866-372-5781
CONFERENCE ID: 17407264
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 http://www.fldoe.org .