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Gary Chartrand On Education Commissioner Pam Stewart

World Affairs Council Jacksonville

Today is Pam Stewart’s first day on the job as Florida’s new education commissioner. Stewart had served in that position an interim capacity since August when then commissioner Tony Bennett unexpectedly resigned. 

Tuesday, the state Board of Education hired Stewart as Bennett’s permanent replacement. WJCT's Cyd Hoskinson spoke Wednesday with board chair and Jacksonville businessman Gary Chartrand.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.