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  • Thrasher latest in long line of pols to seek university jobs

    Thrasher latest in long line of pols to seek university jobs
    John Thrasher is just the latest in a long line of politicians who wanted to become university presidents. In that way, the state senator who is the perceived front-runner for the top job at Florida State University is no different from, say, Frank...
  • High-speed rail could offer much-needed option

    What's the one issue that defines class warfare in Florida? Transportation. When it comes to automobiles, we are a state of haves and have nots. If you don't drive a car, you might as well have a disability. You can't get there from here without one....
  • FSU Faculty Senate votes against Thrasher as presidential finalist

    FSU Faculty Senate votes against Thrasher as presidential finalist
    The Florida State University Faculty Senate, wanting the school's next president to be a distinguished scholar with higher-education leadership experience, voted 39-23 on Wednesday to oppose the inclusion of influential state Sen. John Thrasher as a...
  • Expand Florida exports for higher-wage jobs: Editorial

    Exports from Florida supported more than 275,000 jobs in 2013, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That sure sounds like good news. But Florida was far behind the top states — Texas, with 1.1 million jobs, and...
  • Thrasher answers questions as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

    TALLAHASSEE -- Hundreds of students, faculty and staff on Monday directed pointed questions to Sen. John Thrasher, who is the lone non-academic finalist for the job of Florida State University president. During on-campus forums that are part of the...
  • Broward, 10 other districts decry high-stakes testing

    Broward, 10 other districts decry high-stakes testing
    Eleven of Florida's coastal school districts agreed on a simple four-word message Friday: suspend high- stakes testing. The Greater Consortium of Florida School Boards, which includes School Board representatives from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade...
  • Stratton Politzer: Where's the state leadership on same-sex marriage?

    September 22, 2010 is a day Charlie Crist describes as one of his proudest moments as an elected official. September 22, 2014 may well be one of Gov. Rick Scott's most shameful. Four years ago this month, an appeals court declared Florida's notorious...
  • Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests
    Final exams will be given to Broward County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergarten. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • 1,000 new reasons school-testing insanity must stop

    1,000 new reasons school-testing insanity must stop
    A front-page article in Tuesday's newspaper contained a stunning number: 1,000. That was the approximate number of new standardized tests Orange County is debuting this year to keep up with all the demands of Florida's education mandates. We're...
  • Florida scientists urge state leaders to join climate summit

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A group of 42 scientists from Florida universities submitted a joint letter on Thursday urging Governor Rick Scott and other state leaders to participate in a summit this fall to seek solutions for climate change. The group...
  • Cousin of Bell shooting suspect: 'They should not have let him out of prison'

    Cousin of Bell shooting suspect: 'They should not have let him out of prison'
    When the final bullets were silenced at a home on a dirt road in the North Florida town of Bell, every family member inside was dead, deputies said. Donald Spirit is believed to be the lone gunman responsible for slaying his 28-year-old daughter and her...