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What We Learned At Gov. Scott's Education Summit

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John O'Connor
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StateImpact Florida

Last week Gov. Rick Scott asked three dozen parents, educators, lawmakers and business leaders to take a look at state education policies at a three-day summit in Clearwater.

They were asked to review four things: New Common Core standards which take full effect next year; Florida's next standardized test; the state school grading formula; and teacher evaluations.

The group came up with suggested changes which were sent to Scott and others. Scott said he plans to act, but many of the suggested changes would require a vote by the legislature or the State Board of Education.

But many who attended the summit were frustrated by the scope of the task -- trying to tackle more than a decade of Florida education policy in less than 72 hours.

StateImpact Florida reporter John O'Connor attended the summit. He spoke with WUSF's Craig Kopp about what he learned.