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1:56 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Former Indiana Schools Chief Takes Job With Testing Company

Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett has found new work helping to pitch a test to state education leaders across the country.

A spokesman for ACT says Bennett will help the testing company pitch its exam called Aspire.

ACT is more widely known for its college-entry tests administered throughout the Midwest. But it is also one of many testing companies looking to sell their products to states that have adopted Common Core standards.

Bennett resigned as Florida's schools chief earlier this year, shortly after The Associated Press published emails showing he altered Indiana's school grading formula to help benefit a GOP donor's charter school.

Bennett is also scheduled to appear before the Indiana State Ethics Commission next month on charges he misused state resources when campaigning for re-election last year.   He lost that race to Democrat Glenda Ritz.