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Education

USF students rolling into spring break

USF students rolling into spring break

The normally bustling University of South Florida campus fell quiet Friday as many students, including freshman Jack Clark of Beverly Hills, headed home for spring break.
Updated: 23 hours ago

Trial date set for ex-Pasco school bus aide accused of slapping autistic boy

NEW PORT RICHEY — Circuit Judge Mary Handsel set a March 30 trial date for James Robert Lambert, the former Pasco school bus assistant charged with two counts of felony child abuse for slapping an autistic child who was riding on the bus....
Published: 02/27/15
Elia wins national women in leadership award

Elia wins national women in leadership award

Outgoing Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia learned today that she is the winner of the 2015 Women in Leadership Award from the American Association of School Administrators.
Published: 02/27/15

Lowry Elementary evacuated after strong propane smell

Lowry Elementary School in the Westchase area of Tampa was evacuated for about 45 minutes this morning due to a strong smell of propane on campus.
Published: 02/27/15
Georgia superintendent wins national award over Hillsborough’s Elia

Georgia superintendent wins national award over Hillsborough’s Elia

SAN DIEGO — While she made it to the final four, Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, recognized this year as the state’s top superintendent, was not selected tonight by the national school superintendent associati...
Published: 02/26/15
Updated: 02/27/15

Florida legislators under pressure to alter school testing

TALLAHASSEE — For nearly 2 million Florida public school students, the next few weeks could be a crucial moment in their education.
Published: 02/26/15

Sen. Nelson asks feds to investigate Dozier school deaths

Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the Department of Justice to look into the deaths and burials of boys at the now-closed Dozier School for Boys in Florida’s Panhandle.
Published: 02/26/15
Bill tames tests’ impact on teacher evaluations

Bill tames tests’ impact on teacher evaluations

TAMPA — Next school year, student test scores may account for just a third of teacher evaluations in Florida rather than 40 percent or 50 percent as they do today.
Published: 02/26/15
USF rally showcases reliance on low-paid, part-time faculty

USF rally showcases reliance on low-paid, part-time faculty

TAMPA — A group of adjunct faculty members, students and union organizers gathered outside the University of South Florida’s student center on Wednesday to showcase low pay and poor working conditions among part-time and adjunct instruc...
Published: 02/25/15
Jeb Bush attracts supporters, donors at Tampa appearance

Jeb Bush attracts supporters, donors at Tampa appearance

Former Gov. Jeb Bush picked up roughly $1 million Tuesday night for his Right to Rise Super PAC, mining the Tampa Bay Republican elite at the Grand Hyatt as he considers a run for president.
Published: 02/24/15
Updated: 02/25/15

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