Tag: Charles Hokanson

Tony Bennett, other finalists interviewed for Florida education commissioner job

Two candidates for Florida’s education commissioner are former public schoolteachers who worked their way through the ranks to become education leaders. The third is an attorney with experience in education policy and research, who worked for various government and nonprofit agencies devoted to education reform. All three met with the[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School choice growth, digital learning, Tony Bennett & more

School choice is growing. DOE officials tell state lawmakers 40 percent of Florida students now attend a school other than their zoned school, reports WFSU. School choice adds complications. Planning and zoning is a lot tougher with magnets and charters in the mix, editorializes the Palm Beach Post. Dozen new[Read More…]

Tony Bennett, two other candidates named finalists for Florida education chief

The Florida Board of Education announced its finalists for education commissioner today, with a list of three candidates including Indiana’s outgoing education chief Tony Bennett. Bennett, who gained national acclaim and criticism for pushing Florida-style education reforms in his home state, lost his re-election bid last month. That immediately sparked rumors that the Chiefs[Read More…]