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Thrasher advances to final step in FSU presidential search

September 23, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Powerful state Sen. John Thrasher, a St. Augustine Republican who serves as chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, and three other candidates with more-traditional academic backgrounds will…

Education

FDOE drops test for K-2

September 17, 2014

A test given to young elementary school students will not be used this year, according to the Florida Department of Education. The agency said the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR, assessment will not…

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Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

September 17, 2014

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to listen to the pleas and requests of his school board and an overflow crowd of Escambia High students, teachers and parents, as well as ministers, civil rights leaders and representatives from…

Education

Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

September 10, 2014

The Gainesville Sun reports today that Susan Bowles, Alachua County kindergarten teacher with 26 years of education experience, has taken a stand against what she says is unnecessary standardized testing. Let’s hope this is the beginning…