FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET IN ORLANDO
Tallahassee, Fla., February 12, 2013 – The State Board of Education will meet next week in Orlando. The agenda and materials may be found at www.fldoe.org/board/meetings/.
WHAT: State Board of Education Meeting
WHEN: Monday, February 18, 2013
WHERE: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
8511 Commodity Circle, Suite 100
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 individuals who work in education 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.
About the Florida College System: Florida’s colleges remain the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 66 percent of the state’s high school graduates pursuing postsecondary education beginning at a Florida college, and 82 percent of freshman and sophomore minority students in public higher education attending one of Florida’s 28 colleges. To learn more about the Florida College System, visit http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/.Tweet