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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 15, 2006

Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Florida Department of Education to Hold Math Standards Conference in Tallahassee

The Department of Education will hold a conference in Tallahassee next Monday and Tuesday to discuss the revision of Florida's Sunshine State Standards for mathematics. During the conference, a number of national experts will provide input and guidance regarding the process for revising Florida's mathematics standards.

Education Commissioner John L. Winn and K-12 Deputy Chancellor for Student Achievement Mary Jane Tappen will attend the event.

The experts presenting will be:

  • Dr. Alan Ginsburg, Director of the Policy and Program Studies Service within the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary
  • Dr. Barbara Reys, Professor of Mathematics Education and Director of the Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum and the Show-Me Project at the University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Dr. Jane Schielack, Associate Dean at Texas A&M University
  • Kaye Forgione, Senior Associate for the Mathematics Benchmarking Initiative for Achieve.org
  • Dr. R. James Milgram, Professor, Department of Mathematics at Stanford University

The conference will be held:

Monday, September 18, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval
Tallahassee

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.