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New state eduation commissioner chosen

By on June 21st, 2011

Virginia’s education secretary has been chosen to run Florida’s public schools. The Florida Board of Education met this morning in Tampa and voted unanimously to name Gerard Robinson the state’s next education commissioner. The board interviewed him and four other finalists yesterday. Robinson rose from a working-class upbringing in Los Angeles and earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard. Robinson has been Virginia’s education secretary since January 2010.

Meanwhile, A shake up of Governor Rick Scott’s top level staff continued Tuesday.
Mary Anne Carter, the governor’s chief policy advisor, has submitted her resignation.


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