Keep Florida Learning Committee to Talk Education Standards in Tampa
The political buzz might be in Tallahassee for now, but the education buzz will be in Tampa next week as the committee meets that was designated to take a closer look at some of the hottest issues facing the state's education system.
The Keep Florida Learning committee will head to Tampa for its second meeting June 18-19. The two-day meeting will cover basics like the Sunshine Law, but committee members will be discussing the Florida Standards at the meeting as well.
The KFL committee is a result of a promise made by Gov. Rick Scott during his re-election campaign last year. Concerns over a variety of issues like testing, deregulation and education standards have only seemed to grow in recent years, and Scott was determined to prioritize pushing Florida's education system on the path to success.
By December, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart had announced the committee's formation -- after sorting through hundreds of applications, the final 10-member committee was formed in February.