Florida has New Education Commissioner

Florida has a new education commissioner and a new focus for students.

Dr. Tony Bennett spoke in front of the Governor and State Cabinet for the first time Wednesday.

Bennett says he’s focused on phasing out the controversial FCAT and helping schools transition to the new Common Core Standards.

“I think the most important thing we have to do is think about how we are going to transition to the next generation of assessment which will be the assessment of the Common Core state standards and that’s something Governor Scott asked me to put at the top of my priority list,” said Bennett.

Bennett also spoke to the Senate Education Committee.

He comes to Florida from Indian where he lost his bid for a second term as the head of education in the Hoosier State.