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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement By: State Board of Education Chair Kathleen Shanahan Regarding State Board of Education member Mark Kaplan's resignation

"I received word from State Board of Education member Mark Kaplan today that he has tendered his resignation from the Board effective July 20, 2011, in order to pursue new opportunities for him and his family. Mark's unwavering commitment to student success has been truly inspiring and his leadership, knowledge and dedication will be greatly missed as Florida continues its pursuit of educational excellence for all children. On behalf of the Florida State Board of Education I would like to thank Mark for his devoted service to the students of Florida and wish him much success in wherever his future endeavors may take him."