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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Anastasia Dawson

Tribune Staff

Intern program challenges students with special needs

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— Nikki Bunce knows All Children’s Hospital well.

Kites help cheer up gloomy sky at Treasure Island festival

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. 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

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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

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— 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

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— 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

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— 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

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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

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