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State senator John Thrasher, who earned a bachelor's degree in business and a law degree from FSU, said all along that his political and business connections throughout Florida made him the best man for the job.

Florida State names state Sen. John Thrasher its new president

TALLAHASSEE — A search that began in March and stalled over the summer because of the long shadow cast by a powerful state senator ended Tuesday when the Florida State University Board of Trustees named Sen. John Thrasher the school's new president. "I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Trustees to se …

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  1. Pasco class notes for Sept. 26

    K12

    Theater/music/art

    Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7381.

  2. Calls to suspend state-mandated testing intensify as more school districts weigh in

    Testing

    Six weeks into the new school year, educators and parents across Florida again are sounding alarms about the state's ability to conduct reliable and fair testing this spring.

  3. Hillsborough teacher arrested, accused of selling drugs to deputy three times

    K12

    TAMPA — Three times, officials say, an undercover sheriff's deputy bought drugs from Joye Jones, a physical education teacher at Lewis Elementary School.

  4. Florida State names state Sen. John Thrasher its new president

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A search that began in March and stalled over the summer because of the long shadow cast by a powerful state senator ended Tuesday when the Florida State University Board of Trustees named Sen. John Thrasher the school's new president.

    State senator John Thrasher, who earned a bachelor's degree in business and a law degree from FSU, said all along that his political and business connections throughout Florida made him the best man for the job.
  5. Hillsborough County's schools growing, but not as fast as charters

    K12

    TAMPA — Charters are the big winners again this year as families continue to move into Hillsborough County and many opt for the tax-funded but independently operated public schools.

  6. Districts in Florida, Georgia split $1 million school prize

    Education

    ORLANDO

    Georgia, Fla. school districts split award

  7. FSU presidential search committee recommends keeping all 4 finalists, including Thrasher

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University's presidential search committee wrapped up its work Monday by agreeing to recommend all four finalists, including state Sen. John Thrasher, to the school's Board of Trustees.

  8. Pasco schools pledge to focus on attendance — of teachers

    Teachers

    LAND O'LAKES — Pasco County schools superintendent Kurt Browning arrived at his office Wednesday to find a sea of cars in the usually half-filled parking lot.

    Pasco school superintendent Kurt Browning wants teacher training to disrupt the classroom as little as possible.