MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida TaxWatch To Announce Six Top-Performing Principals in Florida High-Risk Schools

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Florida TaxWatch To Announce Six Top-Performing Principals
in Florida High-Risk Schools

Tallahassee, Fla. –  The Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance & Accountability, in partnership with the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, will announce the six recipients of the 2014 Principal Leadership Awards. The annual awards program recognizes the top performing principals in Florida based on student achievement gains in reading and mathematics in high-risk schools.

The top two principals within the elementary, middle and high school levels across the state were identified using established statewide assessment data from the Florida Department of Education’s Data Warehouse. Award winners will be recognized at a dinner in Orlando on October 16, 2014.

WHO:          Florida TaxWatch, the Learning Systems Institute at FSU

WHEN:       Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:     Florida Press Association 

WHAT:        Announcement of Florida’s top six performing principals

The Principal Leadership Awards is part of the larger Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to improve student achievement in high-risk schools and close the achievement gap by studying the identified principals and changing state policies to reflect their successful practices.


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Florida TaxWatch is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute that over its 34-year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens’ hard-earned tax dollars.  Its mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public officials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida state and local government. Its support comes from homeowners and retirees, small and large businesses, philanthropic foundations, and professional associations. On the web at

Morgan McCord
Communications Coordinator


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