Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee to Hold Meeting in Leesburg

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PRESS OFFICE
(850) 245-0413

TEACHER AND LEADER PREPARATION IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE TO HOLD MEETING IN LEESBURG

Tallahassee, Fla., November 27, 2012 – The Race to the Top Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee will meet today and tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27 and 28, 2012, in Leesburg.

On Tuesday, the committee will analyze teacher preparation program accountability data and recommend performance targets. On Wednesday, the committee will review the current approval process for educational leadership preparation programs, and discuss data needed to assist in making recommendations for an accountability model.

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.

Due to technical difficulties, the meetings will not be webcast.

WHAT: Race to the Top Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation
Committee

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Lake-Sumter State College
Everett E. Kelly Convocation Center
Magnolia Room
9501 U.S. Hwy 441
Leesburg, Fla.

For more information about the committee and its continuing work, visit Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee.

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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.

 

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