The Florida Board of Education met Tuesday morning in Tampa and voted unanimously to offer Robinson the job of Florida's education commissioner. Robinson and four other finalists from around the country interviewed with the board on Monday.
Robinson has been Virginia's education secretary since January 2010. He rose from a working-class upbringing in Los Angeles and earned a master's degree in education from Harvard. He replaces Eric Smith, who was ousted by Florida's Gov. Rick Scott.
There's no word yet on who Virginia may target to fill Robinson's post.