Tag: Marva Johnson

A.G. GancarskiDecember 28, 2018
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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis‘ Education and Workforce Development Committee continued deliberations Friday, its last telephonic meeting ahead of final recommendations to come. A previous meeting of the group emphasized school choice and accountability, concepts that jibe with the reform agenda of incoming Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Corcoran addressed call participants on a variety of topics, including what task force chair Mori […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 19, 2018
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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis‘ Education and Workforce Development Committee continued its deliberations Wednesday, offering every indication that education’s transformation in Florida will only accelerate under his administration. DeSantis promoted school choice on the campaign trail (one school of thought says this helped him with African-American women, who may see their children benefiting from charter schools). Perhaps the […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 17, 2018
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Richard Corcoran is Florida’s next Education Commissioner and is molding his forthcoming leadership to match the education vision of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, the man who got him the job.  The State Board of Education on Monday unanimously voted to appoint Corcoran Education Commissioner, meaning the former state House Speaker will lead the Department of Education […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 14, 2018
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Marva Johnson, the head of a panel that will determine next week whether former House Speaker Richard Corcoran will be the next state Education Commissioner, isn’t taking Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ recommendation lightly. DeSantis is suggesting the Board of Education appoint Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican and school-choice advocate, to replace outgoing Education Commissioner Pam […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 7, 2018
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A conservative-leaning organization of school board members is praising news of former Republican state House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s likely next job: Florida Education Commissioner. After Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis recommended Corcoran, of Land O’ Lakes, for the position on Thursday, the Florida Coalition of School Board Members chimed in with support. Powerful Republicans in the state also […]


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