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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee to Meet via Conference Call

Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 11, 2012 - The Race to the Top Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee will meet via conference call tomorrow. The focus of the meeting will be to continue to review the committee's feedback from their previous discussions on uniform core curriculum, field experiences, and admission requirements for Initial Teacher Preparation Programs, Educator Preparation Institutes, and District Alternative Certification Programs. The committee will continue discussing recommendations on the performance metrics, uniform core curriculum, field experience, and admission requirements for all state-approved teacher preparation programs.

The committee represents Florida's diversity in culture, community and region, and consists of postsecondary representatives, teachers, principals, district administrators, superintendents, and school board members. Additional information about the committee and its continuing work can be found at

Interested media are invited to join the conference call for informational purposes only. All media inquiries should be directed to the DOE press office.

What: Teacher and Leader Preparation Implementation Committee Meeting via Conference Call

When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

Call-in-Number: (866) 372-5781

Conference ID: 22595085