Board set to hire new Fla. education commissioner

Published On: Dec 12 2012 10:08:19 AM EST
TAMPA, Fla. -

The State Board of Education is set to hire a new Florida education commissioner from among three finalists.

The board is scheduled to make its choice at a meeting Wednesday in Tampa. The panel interviewed the finalists on Tuesday.
 
They include Indiana School Superintendent Tony Bennett, a Republican who lost a bid for re-election last month.
 
The others are Murray State University President Randy Dunn, who once served as state superintendent in Illinois, and Arlington, Va., education consultant Charles Hokanson, a former deputy assistant U.S. secretary of education in President George W. Bush's administration.
 
Former Commissioner Gerard Robinson resigned in August after only about a year on the job. He cited separation from his family in Virginia where he previously had been secretary of education.

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