Tony Bennett, Florida's Education Commissioner, resigned today effective immediately. His resignation follows news this week that he changed his own policies while running Indiana's schools to accommodate a better grade for a school run by a political donor.
An investigation by the Associated Press found that Tony Bennett, Florida's Education Commissioner and the former Indiana Schools Superintendent, bent his own rules and changed the school grade for an Indianapolis charter school that was run by a prominent Republican donor.
Ashley Lopez: The Broward School Board unanimously approved another one-year contract with K12, an embattled for-profit operator of online schools, on Tuesday.
Ashley Lopez: A new report from a statewide progressive group details the influence that the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had on Florida’s education policy.
The for-profit online educator knew of teacher certification problems in Florida for years.
Steve Miller: The Florida Education Association has been operating since January without its coveted tax exemption.