StateImpact Florida
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Wed September 4, 2013

What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 12:31 pm

State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit.

John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

State Board of Education chairman Gary Chartrand makes a point at last week's education summit.

Last week Gov. Rick Scott asked three dozen parents, educators, lawmakers and business leaders to take a look at state education policies at a three-day summit in Clearwater.

They were asked to review four things: New Common Core standards which take full effect next year; Florida’s next standardized test; the state school grading formula; and teacher evaluations.

The group came up with suggested changes which were sent to Scott and others. Scott said he plans to act, but many of the suggested changes would require a vote by the legislature or the State Board of Education.

But many who attended the summit were frustrated by the scope of the task — trying to tackle more than a decade of Florida education policy in less than 72 hours.

StateImpact Florida reporter John O’Connor attended the summit. He spoke with WUSF’s Craig Kopp about what he learned.

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