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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Education

Hillsborough school security now elementary

Hillsborough school security now elementary

The 411 students adjusting to all the chaos of a new school year at Ballast Point Elementary have something new to wrap their heads around this year.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Sunlake High student arrested during school lockdown

LAND O’ LAKES — A Sunlake High School student was arrested Friday after he told another student he had guns, leading to a lockdown at that school and two other schools, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office reported....
Published: 08/29/14
Lawyer Morgan, Sheriff Judd on medical pot panel

Lawyer Morgan, Sheriff Judd on medical pot panel

TAMPA — Two well-known foes on the question of medical marijuana will address the issue as part of a public forum Thursday night in Lakeland.
Published: 08/27/14
Updated: 08/28/14
Hahn not conceding yet in Hillsborough school board race

Hahn not conceding yet in Hillsborough school board race

TAMPA — Stacy Hahn, who finished third in the close countywide race for Hillsborough school board, says she will hold off on conceding until the results of Tuesday’s primary election are made official next week. ...
Published: 08/27/14
Teachers welcomed at chamber’s annual breakfast

Teachers welcomed at chamber’s annual breakfast

Almost 125 teachers new to the South Tampa area got a royal welcome with breakfast, door prizes, goodie bags and words of praise.
Published: 08/27/14
Jefferson High campus could be redevelopment target

Jefferson High campus could be redevelopment target

TAMPA — When the head of the politically powerful Westshore Alliance looks at Jefferson High’s sprawling 60-acre campus, he sees the perfect spot for new retail businesses — maybe even a hotel.
Published: 08/27/14
New Ruskin school built to save energy, water and money

New Ruskin school built to save energy, water and money

RUSKIN — Third-grade teacher David Jorden has never worked at a school quite like J. Vince Thompson Elementary.
Published: 08/27/14
Opening day at Florida Polytechnic ‘pretty normal’

Opening day at Florida Polytechnic ‘pretty normal’

The university's inaugural class sees few problems despite the mad dash to construct a campus, hire faculty and staff, and admit 500 students in two years.
Published: 08/25/14
Updated: 08/26/14

Forest Hills teacher files discrimination lawsuit

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County teacher last week filed a lawsuit in federal court against the school district, claiming she was treated unfairly because of her race and disability.
Published: 08/25/14
Scott calls for record education spending, review of tests

Scott calls for record education spending, review of tests

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott, who unveiled his first budget in 2011 with the warning that “every school district is going to have to … do better with less,” four years later is striking a different tune.
Published: 08/25/14

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