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Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Statement from Florida State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand Regarding the Resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett

"Tony demonstrated great leadership transitioning Florida to new state standards - and he worked tirelessly during his tenure to provide students and teachers with the tools they needed to succeed. I thank him for his hard work and the support that he and Governor Scott have provided to educators and students across the state. In order to continue the success that Tony facilitated, it is my intention to convene a State Board of Education call tomorrow to recommend that the board appoint our K-12 Chancellor Pam Stewart as Interim Commissioner."

Commissioner Bennett's resignation letter (PDF, 283KB).