FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE
COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO PARTICIPATE IN EDUCATION SUMMIT
Tallahassee, Fla., October 24, 2012 – Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart will participate in a panel discussion tomorrow at the Second Annual Market Watch Education Summit in Ft. Myers presented by the Ft. Myers News Press. Governor Scott will kick off the event as the keynote speaker. During the panel discussion, Commissioner Stewart will provide a preview of the Common Core State Standards and share her vision for the future of education in Florida.
WHAT: Market Watch Education Summit
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2012
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Harborside Event Center
1375 Monroe Street
Ft. Myers, Fla.
WHAT: Market Watch Education Summit Panel Discussion
WHEN: 10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
For more information, visit Market Watch Education Summit.
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.