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Janssen on the move



Pinellas Superintendent Julie Janssen is in the midst of a series of business trips from Key West to New York City to Jacksonville.

Janssen was in Key West Friday, for a meeting of the Greater Consortium of Florida School Boards. (Pinellas is a member district). She’s in New York City today and tomorrow, attending the NBC News “Education Nation” summit. (Two Pinellas teachers are also there.) And she'll be in Jacksonville Wednesday for a meeting of the state's new Leadership Policy Advisory Committee for Assessment and Accountability.

According to district spokeswoman Andrea Zahn, Janssen in New York “will join other decision-makers across government, academia and technology to discuss, debate and offer solutions for fixing our education system.” NBC is paying for round-trip air, hotel, ground transportation and the majority of meals, Zahn wrote in an email.

Florida education Commissioner Eric J. Smith recently formed the advisory committee, and invited selected Janssen and 12 other superintendents to be part of it. Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia and Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino are also members.

[Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 9:04am]


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