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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

Education

Raymond James ordered to repay customers for mutual fund charges

TAMPA — Raymond James Financial will pay $8.7 million in restitution to customers for failing to waive mutual fund sales charges for certain charitable and retirement accounts.
Published: 07/06/15

Charters now face more scrutiny, must detail past operations

TAMPA — Those seeking approval to open a charter school in Florida can expect to face an extra layer of scrutiny from now on.
Published: 07/04/15
USF St. Pete business college gets $12.3 million infusion

USF St. Pete business college gets $12.3 million infusion

ST. PETERSBURG — Gov. Rick Scott and Florida lawmakers want to create jobs and spur economic growth, and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg has positioned itself to contribute to those goals.
Published: 07/02/15
Eakins outlines vision on first day as school superintendent

Eakins outlines vision on first day as school superintendent

TAMPA — On the to-do list of the new leader at the Hillsborough County school district is aggressively tracking students’ grades to boost lagging graduation rates, making sure employees feel valued, and turning out students who have the...
Published: 07/01/15

Lawmakers triple funding for special-needs scholarships

TAMPA — A statewide scholarship program for special-needs children will now serve three times as many students because of a boost in funding from the state Legislature this session. ...
Published: 06/30/15
Hillsborough schools’ calendar changes get mixed reviews

Hillsborough schools’ calendar changes get mixed reviews

TAMPA — As the Hillsborough County School Board considers a new 2016-17 student calendar, the reaction from local parents to the possibility of an earlier start date and a shorter summer next year is mixed. ...
Published: 06/28/15

Test scores for Hillsborough, Pasco above state averages

TAMPA — Hillsborough County high-schoolers performed slightly above the Florida average on new state final exams in algebra and sophomore language arts.
Published: 06/26/15
Updated: 06/27/15

Hillsborough schools spokesman moving to Tampa police

The chief spokesman for the Hillsborough County school district, a familiar name and face to newspaper and television audiences, is moving to the Tampa Police Department for a similar job.
Published: 06/25/15
Hillsborough school board mulls earlier start date for  2016

Hillsborough school board mulls earlier start date for 2016

The change would allow for the first semester to end the day before winter break, which some board members and students have wanted for years. Currently, the second semester does not end until after the two-week holiday.
Published: 06/23/15
Updated: 06/24/15

USF is a patent machine - now 10th in the country among universities

TAMPA — The University of South Florida continues to climb the list of the nation’s most prolific patent-holders, now sitting at number 10 among U.S. universities for patents granted last year.
Published: 06/23/15

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