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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.
John O'Connor and Trevor Aaronson: A state inquiry found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects.
Trevor Aaronson and John O'Connor: Student-teacher ratios at K12, the nation’s largest online educator, are nearly twice as high as Florida’s state-run virtual school, according to internal company documents obtained by FCIR and StateImpact Florida.
John O'Connor: K12 said the company always uses Florida-certified teachers, but the company’s internal review found “minor mistakes” in matching grade and course certifications to students.