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Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

Education

Hillsborough weighing crush of testing in schools

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district is joining others across the state in scrutinizing the crush of tests given to students throughout the school year.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Vinik open to med school in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — A push to bring the University of South Florida medical school to downtown Tampa has received a shot in the arm, with key landowner Jeff Vinik saying he will support the school’s leaders as they explore the concept....
Updated: 11 hours ago

Pinellas school district on a mission to make college education affordable

ST. PETERSBURG — The cost of college is climbing, and financial aid programs are running dry. But if the Pinellas County school district succeeds in its mission to expand its partnership with St. Petersburg College, more students may be able t...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Manatee County parent sues over shorter school recess

A Manatee County mother is criticizing her local school district for shortening recess time for elementary school students.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Hillsborough charter school enrollment up 12%

Hillsborough charter school enrollment up 12%

The total number of charter school students in the county is 15,197. That’s 1,628 more than last year, when 13,569 were attending charters — schools that are publicly funded but privately run.
Published: 09/19/14
Updated: 09/20/14

The Children’s Initiative is expanding to several Pinellas schools

ST. PETERSBURG — Some of Pinellas County’s lowest performing schools are beginning a new program that combines high expectations for parents and a variety of social services in hopes of boosting student performance. ...
Published: 09/20/14
Tampa OKs $450 fines for landlords with rowdy party houses

Tampa OKs $450 fines for landlords with rowdy party houses

TAMPA — The party’s over in the neighborhoods surrounding the city’s universities.
Published: 09/18/14
Florida university grads finding jobs, report shows

Florida university grads finding jobs, report shows

TAMPA — The state’s 11 public universities sent more than 50,000 graduates out into the world in the spring of 2012, and the university system’s Board of Governors has been wondering — what became of them? ...
Published: 09/18/14
Robinson student brings digital life to yesterday’s Central Avenue

Robinson student brings digital life to yesterday’s Central Avenue

TAMPA — It has been 40 years since bulldozers mowed under the stretch of Central Avenue between Ybor City and downtown — once the hub of Tampa’s African-American community.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14
Pinellas schools add M16 rifles to police cache

Pinellas schools add M16 rifles to police cache

ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas County School District has purchased 28 M16 rifles for its internal police department, according to Law Enforcement Support Office documents.
Published: 09/17/14

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