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Hogan's Beach concerts violate zoning, Tampa official rules

Hogan's Beach concerts violate zoning, Tampa official rules

The city's manager of land development coordination says regular electronic dance music concerts staged at the club, each drawing up to 5,000 people, violate the property's zoning and land use rules. That puts future shows, including a massive New Year's Eve bash, in jeopardy.
Published: 12/18/14
Updated: 12/19/14

School grades down in Hillsborough, across state

TAMPA — In Hillsborough County and across the state, fewer public high schools earned top grades in 2014 from the Florida Department of Education.
Published: 12/18/14
Elia a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year

Elia a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year

The American Association of School Administrators announced Wednesday that Hillsborough County schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia is one of four finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year.
Published: 12/17/14

Fire overnight at St. Pete’s Lakewood Elementary School

Emergency crews responded overnight to a fire at Lakewood Elementary School in St. Petersburg.
Published: 12/17/14

Pasco school board asks state to put new student assessment on hold

LAND O’ LAKES — Frustrated by how Florida uses high-stakes testing, the Pasco County School Board approved a letter Tuesday evening calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state lawmakers to re-evaluate and put on hold a new student assessment b...
Published: 12/16/14
Parents fight suit trying to shut down scholarship program

Parents fight suit trying to shut down scholarship program

TAMPA — In private school, the daughters of Cheryl Joseph are at least one grade level ahead of their peers.
Published: 12/14/14
Discipline referrals down on Hillsborough school buses

Discipline referrals down on Hillsborough school buses

Discipline referrals for bad behavior such as fighting and distracting the driver are down 11 percent from last year, according to a district transportation department report.
Published: 12/11/14
Updated: 12/12/14

Hillsborough lawmakers hear marching orders for Tallahassee

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County legislative delegation is focusing on big-picture issues as it heads into this spring’s session with no significant local bills on its agenda.
Published: 12/11/14

High-speed Internet on its way to more schools

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans’ phone bi...
Published: 12/11/14
School resource deputy gives from the heart — and wallet

School resource deputy gives from the heart — and wallet

Smith Middle resource Deputy Charity Arthur has been using her own money to help families of students buy food, medicine and other necessities. She hopes a GoFundMe account she started will help.
Published: 12/11/14

Your School Grades

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