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Monday, October 14, 2013

DOE Press Office

Thousands Share Thoughts on Florida Standards

~ Public meetings, website and email access provide unprecedented opportunity to consider K-12 standards ~

Tallahassee, Fla., October 14, 2013 - The Florida Department of Education is hosting three public meetings this week on the state's mathematics and English language arts (ELA) standards in accordance with Governor Scott's executive order (PDF). The public meetings are set to be approved by the State Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting in Tampa.

"We have already received more than 4,000 comments and suggestions from teachers, parents, administrators and the public about Florida's current standards that the State Board adopted in 2010 and have been implemented in schools across the state," said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. "We appreciate all of the feedback we have received and we look forward to continuing this transparent and open process for the public to provide input on the standards."

At the public meetings, participants will fill out speaker cards to ensure the maximum number of participants have an opportunity to make public comment. Participants can also provide their feedback via hard copy. The meetings will be webcast live at

Individuals who are unable to attend the public meetings are encouraged to submit their feedback via email or on the designated website below. Each response will be reviewed and considered by the department along with input from the public meetings.

Floridians can submit their feedback in three ways.

  1. Website:
  2. Email: .
  3. Public Meetings: October 15, 16 and 17, 2013

What: Florida Math and ELA Standards Public Meetings

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Hillsborough Community College - Dale Mabry Campus
Student Services Building - Auditorium - Room 111
4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Broward College - Davie Campus
Bailey Concert Hall - Building 4
3501 SW Davie Road

Thursday, October 17, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education Auditorium
1528 Surgeons Drive

All comments must be submitted by October 31, 2013, to be considered for review. For more information, visit the department's Standards Review webpage.