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Top teachers to offer advice to Gov. Rick Scott



Nearly two years ago, the Florida Teacher of the Year Network called for formal ways that the state's top educators could offer input to state education policy leaders.

They're not getting their first stated goal, a seat at the table with the State Board of Education. But this morning several of the state's top teachers of the year will have a place at a roundtable with Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott, who recently decided to court teacher support, is holding a discussion with 41 teachers of the year at 10 a.m. in the Capitol to hear their thoughts about best practices, and ideas how Florida can improve its school system. It's part of a two-day workshop that the governor's office is calling "inaugural," suggesting more could come.

"Teachers are the backbone of Florida’s education system and they work diligently every day to prepare our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and the workforce," Scott said in a news release. "I have listened to and met with teachers from all grade levels and subject areas and they all share a commitment to ensuring that all students can succeed."

You can follow the event on Twitter @EducationFl #TOYSTakeTally.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:26am]


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