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Fla. House Passes School Accountability Revamp

Despite protests from Democrats, the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a school-accountability proposal that includes changes to the state’s school-grading system.

CBS Miami–04/30/2014

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Scott Calls For Education Summit

Governor Rick Scott has asked education, business, and political leaders to meet next week to discuss the state’s school grading system as controversy surrounds the issue.

CBS Miami–08/23/2013

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Fla. Education Commissioner Resigns

Just days after a scandal broke calling into question the integrity of Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, informed Governor Rick Scott he will resign.

CBS Miami–08/01/2013

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Fla. Education Comm. Allegedly Changed Grades To Benefit Political Donor

Florida’s Education Commissioner, Tony Bennett, is on the defensive after reports emerged this week that he allegedly changed the grade of a school in Indiana to benefit a political donor.

CBS Miami–07/31/2013

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Fla. Board Of Ed Looks To Avoid Another Grades Fiasco

Looking to avoid another botched rollout of school grades this year, the State Board of Education on Tuesday asked Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to appoint a task force to examine the test scores used to calculate the grades.

CBS Miami–06/19/2013

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Bennett: Fla. Needs ‘Plan B’ For FCAT Replacement

Florida’s new education commissioner wants a backup plan in case the anticipated replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, fails to materialize or is delayed.

CBS4–02/19/2013

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Fla’s New Education Commissioner Starts Job Monday

Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett begins his job Monday as Florida’s new education commissioner.

01/13/2013

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Ousted Indiana Superintendent Is New Fla. Education Commissioner

An Indiana school superintendent who lost his re-election bid was selected as Florida’s new education commissioner.

CBS4–12/12/2012

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Fla. SAT Scores Plummet

Florida’s graduating seniors are not doing themselves any favors if they’re looking towards college. According to the College Board, Florida’s SAT scores have dropped to their lowest level in five years.

CBS4–09/14/2011

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Florida’s New Education Commissioner Chosen

Florida has a new state education commissioner. Virginia’s secretary of education, Gerard Robinson, was picked Tuesday to run Florida’s public school system by the Florida Board of Education

CBS4–06/21/2011

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