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BREAKING: Florida Education Boss to Resign

BREAKING: Florida Education Boss to Resign

TALLAHASSEE (970 WFLA/ AP) -- An unnamed Florida education official tells AP state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett will resign, because of allegations he changed a charter school's grade, when he ran the school system in Indiana.

That school was owned by a major Republican donor who contributed $130,000 to Bennett's unsuccessful election campaign.

AP broke the story earlier this week, publishing e-mails that show Bennett's Indiana staff scrambled when Christel Dehaan's "Christel House Academy" scored a "C", trying to bump that up to an "A" despite poor 10th grade Algebra scores.

Bennett lost his re-election bid last November. Governor Rick Scott hired him a month later.

 

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