State board to consider Education Commissioner
Richard Corcoran will be among the featured speakers at the

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With Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis calling for the appointment of former House Speaker Richard Corcoran, the State Board of Education will meet next week and consider naming a new Education Commissioner.

The board has scheduled a meeting Dec. 17 in Tallahassee, according to the Florida Department of Education website.

DeSantis last week backed Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, to succeed Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, who will leave the post Jan. 8.

DeSantis also will begin his term as Governor Jan. 8.

Corcoran has been a key player in efforts to expand charter schools and voucher-type programs, and DeSantis also supports such school-choice concepts.

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