A committee designed to advise Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart on standards, testing, deregulation and other hot topics has set its first meeting of substance for later this month.
Stewart announced she would create the Keep Florida Learning Committee back in December, amid the clamor parents, teachers and others angry over the state’s testing system. Hundreds of people sought to serve on the 11-member panel, which Stewart named in mid February.
The group met via conference call a month later in March, but mainly to cover the Sunshine Law and introduce themselves to one another. Since then, well, let’s just say the commissioner has been busy.