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Florida education Commissioner Eric Smith to resign

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March

Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith plans to resign as of June 10, he announced in a statement Monday morning.

"It has been my privilege to serve as Commissioner during a period in which Florida demonstrated bold national leadership in the field of education," he wrote, adding that he informed members of the State Board of Education of his decision over the weekend. "The time has come, however, to allow our newly elected Governor to have input through the State Board of Education on the type of leader to pursue his goals for education."

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[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2011 6:48pm]

    

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