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Interested in school choice? This event could be for you



The following is a public service announcement for those interested in school choice. It comes from the Florida Department of Education, and we share so you can go if you want:

"In honor of School Choice Month, the Florida Department of Education will be hosting a School Choice Expo this Saturday in Tampa. The Expo will highlight educational options available to parents ranging from public and charter schools, to dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses. Speakers, school performances and an exhibit hall will be available to all participants attending the Expo.

Featured speakers at the event include Florida Commissioner of Education Dr. Eric J. Smith, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools MaryEllen Elia, Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala), Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland), Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Choices in Education Michael Benjamin, Chairperson of the Florida Chapter National Coalition of Public School Options Wendy Howard and Director of the Florida Parental Information and Resource Center Karyn Lindsay, among many others. In addition, many local schools will perform at the event."

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Highway 301 North, Tampa. For more information, visit

[Last modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:43am]


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