FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
EDUCATION COMMISSIONER TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
Tallahassee, Fla., January 28, 2013 – In recognition of National School Choice Week, Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett will talk about Florida’s school choice opportunities at the Florida Alliance for Choices in Education showcase and panel discussion tomorrow in Tampa. Commissioner Bennett will join Hillsborough County Schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia and students, parents, school administrators, and teachers to highlight the wide variety of school choice options available in Florida.
WHAT: Choice in Florida: A Showcase and Panel Discussion
WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WHAT: Commissioner Bennett’s Overview of School Choice in Florida
WHEN: 3:45 p.m.
WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Franklin Middle Magnet School
3915 East 21st Avenue
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.