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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 7, 2006

Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Department of Education to Hold Press Briefing Call to Discuss Koret Task Force

The Florida Department of Education will hold a media briefing tomorrow via conference call to discuss the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. The Koret Task Force is a team of education experts whose research addresses American education policy. Their main purpose is to evaluate and examine current reform measures in order to enhance the quality of K-12 education. On Tuesday, September 12, they will present their recommendations and findings after a nine-month assessment of Florida's education polices and programs. The task force was brought together by the Hoover Institution, a public policy research center.

Participating in the media briefing conference call:

  • State Board of Education Chairman Philip Handy
  • Education Commissioner John L. Winn
  • K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Cheri Pierson Yecke, Ph.D.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Accountability, Research and Measurement Hanna Skandera

A media briefing via conference call will be held:

11:30 a.m.
Friday, September 8, 2006
The call-in number is:
(850) 921-6433