FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
STUDENT GROWTH IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE TO HOLD FACE-TO-FACE MEETING
Tallahassee, Fla., February 27, 2013 – The Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee will hold its next meeting tomorrow in Orlando. Consisting of teachers, principals, parents, teacher educators, business leaders, and other education stakeholders, the committee was established to help inform the process of creating value-added student growth models for school districts to use as they develop new teacher and principal evaluation systems.
The meeting will also be webcast on the department’s website at www.fldoe.org. Additional information about the committee and its continuing work can be found at Student Growth Implementation Committee.
WHAT: Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
WHERE: Valencia College
Criminal Justice Institute
8600 Valencia College Lane
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.