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Join Us for a Discussion of Education Feform in Florida's Public Schools


 Join Us for a Discussion of Education Feform in Florida's Public Schools

What is Common Core? 
How about the Sunshine State Standards? 

Join the Good Government Initiative as we discuss the pros and cons of the latest attempt at education reform in Florida's public schools - the benefits, the politics, and what the future holds.

Featuring: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent
Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher and Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Miami-Dade Public Schools Board Member Raquel Regalado, and University of Miami's School of Education and Human Development Senior Associate Dean Walter Secada. Moderated by President and CEO of the Good Government Initiative Katy Sorenson.
11:30 am registration, 12 noon lunch and 12:30 pm conversation
Register Now!
$35 Individual Ticket
$50 GGI Contributor
$20 ECOB (Engaged Citizen on a Budget)
$10 Student (with valid I.D.)


Monday November 24, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

BankUnited Center, Hurricane 100 Room
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146




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