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MEDIA ADVISORY

August 8, 2003

Frances Marine
(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner Jim Horne to Announce Florida's Results Under No Child Left Behind

TALLAHASSEE — Education Commissioner Jim Horne will announce Florida's results under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. A list of all public schools, indicating whether they made "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP) under NCLB, will be available online at:

12 Noon
Friday, August 08, 2003
www.fldoe.org

Online information will include detailed reports by state, district, and school, as well as frequently asked questions and an explanation of criteria for measuring Florida's AYP.

Commissioner Horne, K-12 Chancellor Jim Warford, and other education officials will be available to answer reporter's questions via conference call at:

1:30 p.m.
Friday, August 08, 2003
1505 Turlington Building
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 410-0966

There are 60 lines available. Members of the media in Tallahassee are welcome to participate in person.

Commissioner Horne and Chancellor Warford will also be available for television interviews via satellite between 3 and 5 p.m. Please contact the Office of Communications at the Department of Education to schedule an interview.