Gov. Scott Visits South Florida Charter School

By: AP
By: AP

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) --

Gov. Rick Scott is heading to school in South Florida.

Scott is scheduled to speak Thursday morning at Florida
International Academy, a charter school in Opa-locka.

He'll be joined by former Washington, D.C., public schools chief
Michelle Rhee. She's known for reform efforts that featured
layoffs, school closings and battles with teachers unions.

Rhee was on Scott's education transition team. He announced
Wednesday that she would continue her role as an informal education adviser. In a statement, Rhee said she was proud to work with leaders who support holding schools and teachers accountable for student achievement.

In his inauguration speech Tuesday, Scott said it was time to
take a fresh look at education and offer students more choices.


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