Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Florida Commissioner of Education Named

Gerard Robinson is the new Florida Commissioner of Education by unanimous vote of the Florida State School Board this morning. Robinson is Virginia's Secretary of Education. Read more....

In a May 2011 press release announcing a speaking engagement, Mr. Robinson is described this way:

"Robinson, who began his career as an educator in Los Angeles, is a nationally-recognized expert on the modern charter school movement and serves on the Policy Advisory Council at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and on the board of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Charter School Resource Center. He is the author of numerous publications and has travelled extensively in the U.S. and abroad giving formal and informal presentations about education and public policy.

Robinson received a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, and an Associate of Arts degree from El Camino Community College. He is married and has three daughters."

More from the Orlando Sentinel here.

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