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Monday, May 14, 2012

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

State Board of Education to Hold Emergency Meeting

Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida State Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting by conference call to discuss the preliminary results of student writing proficiency as measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and their impact on school grades. Information about the meeting is available on the Department's website at Members of the media may dial in to the conference call and participate in "listen-only" mode. Questions from the media should be directed to the Department of Education's Press Office.
  • What: State Board of Education Meeting
  • When: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    10:30 a.m.
  • Call-In Number: 1-866-304-6786
  • Conference ID: 81596641

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