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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Education

District closes investigation into grade leak of Sweeney’s son

District closes investigation into grade leak of Sweeney’s son

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School District closed an investigation into who released academic records of school board member John Sweeney’s son with inconclusive findings.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Florida students struggle with ACT scores

TAMPA — High school graduates in Florida’s Class of 2014 were among the least-prepared for college in the nation, according to a report on ACT test scores released Tuesday.
Published: 08/20/14
Nerves, tears as Hillsborough students return to school

Nerves, tears as Hillsborough students return to school

TAMPA — Meaghan Pabon wiped her eyes as she hugged 5-year-old daughter Sasha one more time — “I’m so proud of you,” she whispered — before reluctantly leaving kindergarten at the Rampello Downtown Partnership...
Published: 08/19/14
Former St. Pete teacher accused of having sex with teen

Former St. Pete teacher accused of having sex with teen

Pinellas County detectives have accused a former St. Petersburg teacher with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
Published: 08/18/14
Updated: 08/19/14
Back to school, but new ways await Hillsborough educators

Back to school, but new ways await Hillsborough educators

The hallways and classrooms at 200-plus Hillsborough County public schools will fill again this morning with more than 200,000 students and 15,000 teachers.
Published: 08/17/14
Updated: 08/19/14

Civil citations keeping Hillsborough kids out of trouble

TAMPA — A program that gives juveniles a second chance after they commit misdemeanor crimes is proving effective in keeping them from offending again.
Published: 08/18/14
New school year begins in Pasco County

New school year begins in Pasco County

ZEPHYRHILLS — A familiar face from classrooms past greeted Principal Julie Marks outside Chester Taylor Elementary Monday morning, soon after parents and students began arriving for the first day of school in Pasco County....
Published: 08/18/14
‘Good beginning’ for St. Pete’s Melrose Elementary

‘Good beginning’ for St. Pete’s Melrose Elementary

ST. PETERSBURG — It has faced a few rough years, but the only tears falling at Melrose Elementary School’s campus Monday morning seemed to be coming from the parents.
Published: 08/18/14

No injuries reported in Clearwater school bus crash

No injuries were reported after a school bus and car collided in Clearwater Monday morning — the first day of classes in Pinellas County.
Published: 08/18/14

For-profit colleges gouging veterans, U.S. Senate report finds

TAMPA — On the heels of a student veterans group’s warning, a U.S. Senate report reveals the extent to which for-profit universities benefit from the federal G.I. Bill program.
Published: 08/18/14

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