Florida State University

Longtime Florida State University assistant coach Odell Haggins will remain at the school, and and serve as associate head coach and under Willie Taggart. The move comes after Jimbo Fisher left FSU last month for a coaching job at Texas A&M and FSU named Taggart as its new head coach.

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Florida State University officials say they will incorporate some of the grand jury's suggestions into reforming Greek life following the death of a fraternity pledge.

Erich Martin

The halls of the Leon County courthouse were packed Monday as a grand jury began its investigation into the death of a Florida State University student. The investigation and testimony is expected to continue Tuesday.

Chris Petley / Leon County Schools

Jennifer Powell has been named Leon County’s Teacher of the Year. 

A car uses the back-in parking space
City of Tallahassee

Florida A&M University is offering to forgive parking fines for students, faculty, staff and visitors in exchange for gift cards for South Side kids.

Florida Department of Education budget presentation 12/7/17.
Florida Department of Education

Governor Rick Scott wants Florida lawmakers to spend an extra $200 million to raise per-student spending to another record high. But in order to get there, much of the increase would come from local contributions, and the state’s top educator made the case for it Thursday.

Florida State University President John Thrasher
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Florida State University President John Thrasher began his fourth year in the job Wednesday with his annual “State of the University” address to the faculty senate. Thrasher discusses FSU’s progress, its climb in national rankings, plans for new hires and the death of Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party, along with the introduction of new head football coach Willie Taggart.

Willie Taggart set to become 11th head football coach at Florida State University.
Oregon Club of Portland

Florida State University has hired Willie Taggart as the new head football coach.  He had been considered the front-runner for the job.

Former Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher says accepting a job at Texas A&M University was a no-brainer. He issued his first statement Monday after splitting from FSU last week.

FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, 2018 FSU vs. Clemson
Jeff Romance / Florida State University

Texas A&M University is expected to announce the hire of former Florida State University Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher today. The university confirmed Friday Fisher would be leaving after more than a week of uncertainty over the future of the school’s hallmark athletics program.

Football coach Jimbo Fisher, speaking to the Chiefs.
Nick Evans

Speculation continues over whether Florida State University football head coach Jimbo Fisher will stay with FSU or move on to Texas A&M University. But the coach remains mum on his decision.

Larry Robinson has become Florida A&M University’s 12th president. The school’s governing board made the decision Thursday. Robinson has served the school in a temporary leadership capacity three separate times.

FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson.
Nick Evans

Florida A&M University’s interim president moved a step closer to dropping "interim” from his title Wednesday. A committee of the school’s trustee board recommending naming Larry Robinson to head the university permanently.

A proposal prohibiting local school board members from being paid looks unlikely to go before Florida voters. But term limits for those members and making superintendents appointed instead of elected are moving ahead.

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The Constitution Revision Commission is considering a handful of education proposals.

John Thrasher

Members of Florida's public university governing system are throwing their support behind Florida State University’s move to ban all social Greek organizations. The decision comes after the recent death of a fraternity pledge.

Florida State University

Florida State University Greek fraternities and sororities are indefinitely suspended following the recent death of a pledge. President John Thrasher is defending the decision but not everyone is certain he’s right.

Florida A&M University says it’s placed a developmental school employee on administrative leave after they were accused of inappropriate contact with high schoolers.

Leon County Jail

Florida State University police have arrested a second fraternity member accused of selling drugs on campus. The move comes a day after the school announced more arrests for drug sales would be forthcoming.

Florida State University is suspending all of its fraternities and sororities indefinitely after the recent death of a fraternity pledge and the arrest of a member for selling drugs.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

More than a dozen school districts are challenging a law requiring them to share local construction funds with charter schools. But  some of those same districts also getting a portion of the extra funding the new law provides.

FSU Black Alumni Association

Florida State University is preparing for the grand opening of its new Black Student Union building. The event will take place during FSU 2017 Homecoming Week next month.

Leon County Schools Prepare For Bump In Enrollment

Oct 2, 2017
MGN Online

With thousands of Puerto Rican families expected to come to Florida following Hurricane Maria, Leon County Schools are preparing for  bump in enrollment.

Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee)
Nick Evans

A sweeping and contentious education measure may be on its way to court, but a Democratic Senator wants to double down on what he sees as good provisions in the bill.

Report: Florida Schools Beginning To Re-Segregate

Sep 27, 2017
Leroy Collins Institute

Florida schools are beginning to re-segregate by race and income, that’s according to a new public policy report. Highly segregated schools are found in metropolitan urban areas of Florida, with the highest concentration in Miami. The study is from the Leroy Collins Center. And co-author Gary Orfield says schools with more minority students are getting fewer resources.