StateImpact Florida
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Fri October 4, 2013

Common Core Hearings Scheduled For Tampa, Davie And Tallahassee

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 5:51 pm

Florida Parents Against Common Core protested a national meeting discussing the standards in Orlando last month.

Courtesy of Laura Zorc

Florida Parents Against Common Core protested a national meeting discussing the standards in Orlando in June.

The Florida Department of Education will hold public hearings on Common Core State Standards in Tampa, Davie and Tallahassee on consecutive days later this month, according to an email from House Majority Leader Steve Crisafulli.

Gov. Rick Scott asked the department to hold the hearings last month. Scott wants the public to present concerns about specific Common Core standards. Florida is one of 45 states which have adopted the standards, which outline what students should know in English and math at the end of each grade.

Florida is three years in to implementing the standards, which are scheduled to be used in every classroom starting next fall. But Scott said he wants to listen to community concerns about the standards. Activists on the political right and left have opposed the standards because of concerns about quality, loss of local control, cost, testing, data collection and more.

The hearings will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, 16, and 17th. The locations are:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – TAMPA

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Hillsborough Community College – Dale Mabry Campus

Student Services Building – Auditorium – Room 111

4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – DAVIE

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Broward College – Davie Campus

Bailey Concert Hall – Building 4

3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – TALLAHASSEE

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Tallahassee Community College

Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education Auditorium

1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL

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