The state Board of Education tapped interim commissioner Pam Stewart to take the helm of the Florida Department of Education and steer it through a tumultuous transition to Common Core.
The board had been widely expected to choose Stewart at its meeting Tuesday at Forest Hill High School. Her appointment makes her the fourth commissioner since Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011.
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has had a problem keeping the state education commissioner seat filled .
Eric Smith: December 2007 to June 2011
John Winn: June 2011 to July 2011 (interim)
Gerard Robinson: August 2011 to August 2012
Pam Stewart: September 2012 to December 2012 (interim)
Tony Bennett: December 2012 to August
Pam Stewart: August to Sept. 17 (interim); Sept. 17 permanent appointment
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