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Education department schedules Common Core hearings

The state Department of Education has scheduled three public meetings on the controversial Common Core State Standards.

“Florida’s families deserve rigorous, clear standards that will prepare our students for success in college and career,” state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart wrote in a statement. “We look forward to the public’s input, especially from teachers, students and their parents who are currently using these standards in their classrooms, to ensure that they meet our state’s high expectations.”

The schedule is below.


Tues., Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

Hillsborough Community College -- Dale Mabry Campus

Student Services Building – Auditorium -- Room 111

4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa



Wed., Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.

Broward College -- Davie Campus

Bailey Concert Hall -- Building 4

3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie



Thurs., Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

Tallahassee Community College

Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education Auditorium

1528 Surgeons Dr., Tallahassee