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Thursday, January 7, 2010

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Commissionerís Teacher Task Force to Meet in Orlando

The inaugural meeting of the Commissionerís Teacher Task Force will be held tomorrow in Orlando. The 17-member task force will serve as an open forum for the Commissioner of Education and fellow teachers to discuss education-related issues.

The meeting will be held:

Friday, January 8, 2010
8:45 a.m.
FAIRWINDS Alumni Center at the University of Central Florida
North Gemini Boulevard, Building 125
Orlando, FL

Over the next several months, members of the Teacher Task Force will work to identify the characteristics of effective teachers and work with Department staff to determine plans to duplicate those traits across the state. In addition, Task Force members will work to improve new and existing Department of Education educator resources and ensure open and continued dialogue between the Department and Floridaís educators designed to elevate the teaching profession.