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Former Blake High resource officer gets prison in teen sex case

Former Blake High resource officer gets prison in teen sex case

A former school resource officer at Blake High School charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Eakins, Hillsborough  school board closer to contract deal

Eakins, Hillsborough school board closer to contract deal

Attorneys for the school board and acting Superintendent Jeff Eakins finalized terms of a contract that paves the way for Eakins to officially become the school district’s next leader.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Guns-on-campus bill stalled amid USF faculty opposition

An outcry from academia may be helping to stall legislation that would allow holders of concealed weapons permits to carry guns on Florida college and university campuses.
Published: 04/13/15
Updated: 04/14/15

Second round of online FSA tests starts smoother than first

TAMPA — Despite a rocky rollout of new computerized state assessments last month, the second round of testing is off to a smooth start this week, local school district and state officials said Monday.
Published: 04/13/15
Tampa transgender teen living life of transition

Tampa transgender teen living life of transition

Clad in a baggy button-down shirt, tight black pants, light makeup and combat boots, 16-year-old Angel Zavala steps off the school bus at the largest public high school in Hillsborough County, ready to face whatever the day throws at her.
Published: 04/12/15
USF, Chinese professor wrapped up in tenure tangle

USF, Chinese professor wrapped up in tenure tangle

TAMPA — With summer approaching, the University of South Florida finds itself in the uncomfortable position of having to reinstate a professor from China who has been suspended twice and was reportedly approached by the FBI to spy on his homel...
Published: 04/11/15
Anti-testing speech puts Brooksville girl, 9, in national spotlight

Anti-testing speech puts Brooksville girl, 9, in national spotlight

A Hernando County fourth-grader is getting national media attention after expressing her indignation over standarized testing at a school board meeting.
Published: 04/10/15

House votes to reduce number of state-required school tests

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s public school students could soon be taking fewer standardized tests.
Published: 04/09/15
Updated: 04/10/15
Pasco student accused of unauthorized access to school computers

Pasco student accused of unauthorized access to school computers

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County middle school student — who was suspended last year after he was caught accessing school computers via an administrative password — faces a felony charge after gaining access to a school computer ...
Published: 04/09/15
Updated: 04/10/15
Elia not a finalist for Palm Beach County superintendent

Elia not a finalist for Palm Beach County superintendent

The Palm Beach County School Board whittled its list of applicants for the district’s top schools job down to four finalists. Ousted Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia was not one of them.
Published: 04/08/15
Updated: 04/09/15

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