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Kasich hires cabinet-level education advisor

By John Published: February 8, 2011

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named Robert Sommers to a new cabinet post for eduction.

In a seeming attempt to take greater control of education policy in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich created a cabinet-level schools position yesterday that answers directly to him.

The Republican governor named Robert Sommers as director of the Governor's Office of 21st Century Education.

With a background in career technical education and charter schools, Sommers was chief executive officer of Cornerstone Charter Schools in Detroit.

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