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Sunday, Oct 26, 2014


USF plan for downtown campus part of national trend

TAMPA — A university proposes a big expansion from its outlying campus to the heart of downtown. The mayor calls it a “game changer.” Downtown business folks rejoice.
Updated: 6 hours ago

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

ST. PETERSBURG — With student enrollment increasing for the first time in a decade, Pinellas County school officials have bolstered their unusual methods of complying with strict student-teacher ratios mandated by the state Legislature....
Updated: 7 hours ago

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

WASHINGTON — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Top school retiree up for rehire

Top school retiree up for rehire

TAMPA — A top Hillsborough County school district official who retired in August from a 40-year career could soon return to his post, this time as a contract worker making nearly $200,000 in pension and salary.
Published: 10/25/14
Pasco teacher will undergo gender change

Pasco teacher will undergo gender change

TRINITY — A social studies teacher at Mitchell High School has begun the process of gender transition and plans to present himself as a woman no later than the beginning of next school year, the school’s principal announced to staff an...
Published: 10/23/14
Updated: 10/24/14
It’s down to 2 for District 6 seat

It’s down to 2 for District 6 seat

TAMPA — One candidate in the race for school board District 6 is a newcomer who promises professionalism and a fresh perspective. The other is a two-term incumbent who prides herself on being unafraid to ask tough questions and push for accoun...
Published: 10/24/14

New nutrition rules eat into school fundraisers

LAND O’ LAKES — Pasco County School Board members expressed frustration this week about new federal standards that forced schools to change their a la carte offerings in cafeterias and their rules for fundraisers involving food. ...
Published: 10/23/14

Tampa development plan nearly scuttled by boundary fight

TAMPA — A long-term agreement between the city and county to target tax revenue for redevelopment of the city’s needy areas nearly blew up on Thursday as the Tampa City Council reluctantly approved the deal while vowing to redraw the bo...
Published: 10/23/14

Driver of pickup hurt in Tampa crash with school bus

The driver of a pickup truck was in critical condition after he ran a red light and hit a Hillsborough County school bus Thursday morning, officials said.
Published: 10/23/14
Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate ‘USF’ name

Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate ‘USF’ name

TALLAHASSEE — Should a new effort to split Florida in two succeed, the name “University of South Florida” might make more sense.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

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