Tony Bennett http://wlrn.org en State Board Picks Pam Stewart As Education Commissioner http://wlrn.org/post/state-board-picks-pam-stewart-education-commissioner <div id="attachment_16313" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/01/1-25-PamStewart.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-16313" alt="New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/01/1-25-PamStewart-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">John O&#39;Connor / StateImpact Florida<p><p class="wp-caption-text">New Education Commissioner Pam Stewart.<p></div><p>Pam Stewart t Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:34:28 +0000 20758 at http://wlrn.org Indiana Report Finds Bennett's Grade Changes Were 'Plausible' http://wlrn.org/post/indiana-report-finds-bennetts-grade-changes-were-plausible <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Former Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wusf/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/7-15_TonyBennett.jpg" alt="" /><p>An <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/784403-indiana-accountability-model-exam.html">Indiana report has found that school grading formula changes</a> former Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett made in 2012 while the elected superintendent of Hoosier State schools were “plausible” and “consistently applied” to all schools.<p Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:01:57 +0000 John O'Connor 20312 at http://wlrn.org Indiana Report Finds Bennett's Grade Changes Were 'Plausible' Summit To Map Florida's Education Direction http://wlrn.org/post/summit-map-floridas-education-direction <p></p><p>With Florida's public-school system facing major questions, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced plans for a summit next week that will bring together political, business and education leaders.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/sunshine-economy-education" target="_blank">RELATED: The Sunshine Economy: Education</a></strong></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:59:38 +0000 News Service of Florida 19460 at http://wlrn.org Summit To Map Florida's Education Direction What The Departure Of Education Chief Tony Bennett Means For Florida Schools http://wlrn.org/post/what-departure-education-chief-tony-bennett-means-florida-schools <p></p><p>On The Florida Roundup: Our state's leadership goes through more upheaval, this time with the resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett. He will be the fifth education head (including interims) to depart in the 31 months since Governor Rick Scott took office.</p><p>Why has there been so much turnover? What impact does the latest change have on students and teachers?&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 18395 at http://wlrn.org What The Departure Of Education Chief Tony Bennett Means For Florida Schools Bennett Resignation Buoys Critics Of Testing http://wlrn.org/post/bennett-resignation-buoys-critics-testing <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">For the third time in </span>Gov<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">. Rick Scott's two-and-a-half years as governor, there is no permanent leader in place for the Department of Education.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:22:16 +0000 News Service of Florida 18408 at http://wlrn.org Bennett Resignation Buoys Critics Of Testing Archive: A Conversation With Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett http://wlrn.org/post/archive-conversation-florida-education-commissioner-tony-bennett <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Editor's Note: &nbsp; Shortly after Tony Bennett began as the state's Education Commissioner last December, he sat down with WLRN's former </span>StateImpact<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reporter Sarah Gonzalez. &nbsp;They talked about his time as head of Indiana's school system and what plans he had for Florida's. &nbsp;</span></em></p><p>Tony Bennett drove from Indiana over the weekend to start his first day as schools chief in Florida on Monday.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:33:49 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 7749 at http://wlrn.org Archive: A Conversation With Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett The School At The Heart Of Bennett Controversy: The Philanthropy And Philosophy Of Christel DeHaan http://wlrn.org/post/school-heart-bennett-controversy-philanthropy-and-philosophy-christel-dehaan <p><strong>Editor's Note:&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;<em>On Monday, the Associated Press&nbsp;</em></span><em><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/tony-bennett-indiana_n_3672196.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">published emails from 2012</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-heig Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:24:55 +0000 State Impact Indiana & State Impact Florida 18355 at http://wlrn.org The School At The Heart Of Bennett Controversy: The Philanthropy And Philosophy Of Christel DeHaan A Look At The Indiana Charter School At The Center Of Tony Bennett's Resignation http://wlrn.org/post/look-indiana-charter-school-center-tony-bennetts-resignation Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett is expected to resign today after the Associated Press published emails this week showing he and staff worked to change the state&#8217;s grading system in 2012, which boosted a charter school&#8217;s grade.<p>While we&#8217;re waiting for a press conference later this morning, here&#8217;s a link to a story our colleagues at <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/indiana/2011/07/15/can-charter-schools-boost-test-scores-for-low-income-kids-2/">StateImpact Indiana did on Christel House Academy</a>, a charter school which went to a &#8216;A&#8217; from a Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:12:57 +0000 John O'Connor 18349 at http://wlrn.org How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College http://wlrn.org/post/how-florida-fails-prepare-students-college <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>On the Florida Roundup: &nbsp;Florida has its new Education Commissioner,&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/12/12/indiana-superintendent-tony-is-floridas-next-education-commissioner/">former Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett</a>.&nbsp; We’ll learn why Jeb Bush fans are thrilled and the teachers unions are not. NPR’s&nbsp;StateImpact&nbsp;Florida reporter Sarah Gonzalez will tell us&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/13th-grade/">why many of Florida’s high school graduates are not ready for college work</a>. &nbsp;And we <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-florida-students-teachers-and-parents-think-about-remedial-education">hear from you</a> on Florida’s growing need for remedial education and what the purpose of high school should be. &nbsp;Tweet us @WLRN. &nbsp;</p><div><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 6264 at http://wlrn.org How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College 'Rock Star' Educator Who Follows Jeb Bush Picked For Florida Education Commissioner http://wlrn.org/post/rock-star-educator-who-follows-jeb-bush-picked-florida-education-commissioner <p></p><p>Florida has chosen a follower of Jeb Bush education theory from Indiana to be its next education commissioner.</p><p>Tony Bennett is serving out his term as Indiana's superintendent of public instruction after a re-election defeat.&nbsp; In Florida, he'll replace Gerard Robinson, who resigned months ago after only a year in office.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:49:39 +0000 Rick Stone 6170 at http://wlrn.org 'Rock Star' Educator Who Follows Jeb Bush Picked For Florida Education Commissioner Jeb Bush's Guy And Jeb Bush's Policies Are Voted Down In Indiana and Idaho http://wlrn.org/post/jeb-bushs-guy-and-jeb-bushs-policies-are-voted-down-indiana-and-idaho <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Former Florida </span>Gov<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">. Jeb Bush suffered long-distance electoral defeats in Indiana and Idaho on Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 4520 at http://wlrn.org Jeb Bush's Guy And Jeb Bush's Policies Are Voted Down In Indiana and Idaho