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John Winn to return to Florida Department of Education as interim commissioner

johnwinn02.jpgJohn Winn, who helped create Florida's A-Plus plan under Jeb Bush, is returning to the Florida Department of Education as interim commissioner, beginning June 11. The Florida Board of Education unanimously approved Winn's selection.

Winn will replace Eric Smith, who leaves on June 10. Also resigning is chancellor Frances Haithcock, a key member of Smith's team. Mike Grego, former Hillsborough assistant superintendent who recently quit as Osceola schools superintendent, will serve as interim chancellor alongside Winn.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:49am]


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