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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Anastasia Dawson

Tribune Staff

Intern program challenges students with special needs


— Nikki Bunce knows All Children’s Hospital well.

Kites help cheer up gloomy sky at Treasure Island festival


. PETE BEACH — The thick, gray blanket of clouds that hung over Treasure Island on Sunday morning kept the sun bathers at bay, yet provided the perfect backdrop for a 100-foot-long ...

Peluso wins tight race for Pinellas school board


After seven months of campaigning in a tight race, Ken Peluso on Tuesday was elected to the Pinellas County School Board by fewer than 800 votes.

Pinellas schools hope app engages parents


— Pinellas County schools have launched a new smartphone application meant to encourage parents to play a more active role in their children’s education.

Students in Tampa Bay area schools can get jump on college placement


— With a growing student population and shrinking odds of enrolling in a preferred university, college admissions has become a constant worry for many high schoolers.

Support, donations flow in for amputee football player

- Today is Leshawn Williams' 18th birthday, and while he recovers, his teammates, strangers from across the country, and even a Bucs player have come out to support him and his family.

Pinellas reviews ways to keep its schools safe

- Only days after a high school student opened fire on classmates in a Seattle school, Pinellas County school officials analyzed their own procedures for keeping students safe.

St. Petersburg school district putting skin in summer internship game

- Two programs will offer high school and adult education students the opportunity to intern.

John’s Pass Seafood Fest draws record crowd, organizers say


— Nestled in the shadow of the sprawling Hooters and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurants that draw hoards of tourists to John’s Pass each year, a weekend festival o...

Pinellas schools use ‘co-teachers’ to meet class size requirements


With student enrollment increasing for the first time in a decade, Pinellas County school officials have bolstered their unusual methods of complying with strict stud...

Pilot program will give teens more control over schoolwork, schedule


Next school year, students at several Pinellas County high schools will plan their own school days.