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Education

Hillsborough district scrutinizes charters’ leadership

TAMPA — Four months after the Hillsborough County school board denied an application for a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base, the district is raising questions about who’s in charge at three other schools operated by the company ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
School fires principal accused of molestation

School fires principal accused of molestation

A principal at a Tampa independent school, arrested on a charge of molesting a 14-year-old student, was released from jail early Friday morning after posting $7,500 bail. He was immediately terminated from his job.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Citrus Park Elementary students beautify campus

Citrus Park Elementary students beautify campus

For most elementary school-aged kids, Saturday mornings are a time to sleep-in. But not for a group of students from Citrus Park Elementary School.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/18/14
Hillsborough schools chairwoman wants privatized busing explored

Hillsborough schools chairwoman wants privatized busing explored

Board Chairwoman Carol Kurdell says the school board should explore whether to hand over operation of the Hillsborough County school district's bus system to a private contractor.
Published: 04/18/14
Students get bus to cross Hillsborough Ave.

Students get bus to cross Hillsborough Ave.

Students who live in an apartment complex across from Middleton High School now may take a shuttle to and from school every day until the end of this school year.
Published: 04/17/14

Gov. Scott to award recognition funds to Hillsborough schools

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott will make an appearance at a Hillsborough County elementary school this afternoon to present nearly $8.5 million in school recognition funding to the school district.
Published: 04/16/14
Author urges activists to think, act big

Author urges activists to think, act big

TAMPA — Consider the issue of preventable infant deaths – from malaria, diarrhea, measles and the like. In the mid-1980s, that number stood at 41,000 globally every day; it’s now down to about 18,000 a day.
Published: 04/16/14
USF builds DNA list to help ID Dozier school bodies

USF builds DNA list to help ID Dozier school bodies

TAMPA — Researchers attempting to identify remains found on the grounds of a Panhandle reform school have begun assembling a DNA database, with profiles of five of the dead now in hand.
Published: 04/15/14

Tutor program shows promise

LARGO — Educating has become an all-day, all-year job in Pinellas County classrooms this year, and during Tuesday’s workshop School Board members got a glimpse of how students in their newest after-school tutoring program have progresse...
Published: 04/16/14

Common Core sparks school board debate

TAMPA — The rollout of the Common Core State Standards has dominated recent education debates in Florida and across the country.
Published: 04/15/14

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