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State education board to address next commissioner

The state Board of Education will hold an in-person meeting Tuesday -- its first since state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett resigned and parent groups called for an overhaul of the school grading system.

The board plans to discuss the “next steps” in naming Bennett’s permanent replacement, as well as next year’s education budget.

But the agenda says very little about the controversial Common Core State Standards, or the yet unanswered question of which exams will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests.

Also absent from the agenda: any discussion of the school grading system that became a lightning rod earlier this summer.

Board Chairman Gary Chartrand said some of those issues would likely be discussed anyway.

“We have a full agenda,” Chartrand said. “There will be report from the commissioner addressing many of those topics.”

Still, parent activists and union leaders said they were disappointed by the lack of transparency, particularly regarding the next generation of student assessments.

“It’s more of the same,” Florida Education Association spokesman Mark Pudlow said. “It’s machinations behind the scenes.”

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