TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The governor and the state Board of Education will have to find a new permanent boss for Florida's public schools.
Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson has submitted his resignation... effective at the end of the month.
Robinson's wife and kids did not move from Virginia when Robinson took the job last year, and he says the long distance dad thing isn't working.
Governor Rick Scott says he gets it.
"He wants to be around his family, which I get," he said. "So, I'm sad. He did a good job; he cared about the students."
Robinson has only been on the job for a year, but it was a tough year by any standard.
Among the issues Robinson faced during his tenure were the ongoing controversy over the FCAT exam, a major mix up over the miscalculation of school grades, and a dramatic drop in student test scores that was so bad they had to change the scoring system.
Officials have appointed a person to act in the interim, while a permanent replacement for Robinson is sought.