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MEDIA ADVISORY

November 28, 2006

Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Department of Education Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice to Host 2006 Florida Charter School Conference

ORLANDO — The Department of Education Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice tomorrow will convene the 2006 Florida Charter School Conference Florida's Charter Schools: A Decade of Progress at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando. More than 450 charter school administrators, district staff and policy makers from throughout the state are expected to hear Florida State Board of Education Chairman Philip Handy, Vice Chair T. Willard Fair, Education Commissioner John L. Winn, and other national and state charter school leaders share their vision for charter schools as part of the 10-year anniversary of charter schools in Florida. Concurrent sessions will run throughout the conference. For a conference agenda and a complete listing of break-out sessions, visit www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/Charter_Schools/charter_school_conference.asp.

The 2006 Florida Charter School Conference will be held:

November 29 - December 1, 2006
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Orlando

Commissioner Winn and U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Morgan Brown will open the conference:

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29
Palms Ballroom

Chairman Handy and Vice Chair Fair will speak on Florida's commitment to charter schools and the founding of Liberty City Charter School:

1 - 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 30
Palms Ballroom