October 9, 2007

Florida Commissioner Named

Eric J. Smith, a former inner-city superintendent and College Board Senior VP, was selected as the new Commissioner of Education in Florida.

The Florida State Board of Education voted unanimously to select Smith after a second round of interviews with three finalists for the post.

"Smith has the skills and experience that Florida's education system needs, and I look forward to working with him in the future," said state board Chairman T. Willard Fair in a statement released by the state agency.