Roll Call: Gerard Robinson Speaks; Scott Will Help Pick Next Commissioner; Castor Wants FCAT Investigation
Gerard Robinson talks about his resignation, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Florida Education Commissioner Robinson says he wasn’t forced out – Gerard Robinson says he wasn’t forced out of his post — that he really left for family reasons. And speculation begins for who will replace Robinson. The Tampa Bay Times
Rick Scott Will Give Florida School Board His Input on Replacing Gerard Robinson | Sunshine State News – “Gov. Rick Scott says he will let the State Board of Education know what he’s looking for in the next education commissioner. Scott said Robinson’s resignation “surprised” and “disappointed” him. Sunshine State News
Rep. Castor calls for federal FCAT probe – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor wants federal investigators to take a look at problems with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The Tampa Tribune
Complaint alleges pressure to support Pasco school superintendent’s campaign – A former Pasco County assistant principal says she was pressured to donate money to Superintendent Heather Fiorentino’s. She says Fiorentino had no direct involvement. The Tampa Bay Times
Charter school curriculum will include horse therapy – A new all-girls charter school in Manatee County will let students work with horses to teach soft skills for the workplace. The Bradenton Herald