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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Education

Group withdraws MacDill charter school application

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board will no longer consider opening a charter school on MacDill Air Force base next school year.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Schools adjusting to Baker Act

LAND O’ LAKES — The middle school student had been Baker Acted before, so she knew the implications.
Published: 09/28/14

USF in Sarasota has a new boss, Sandra Stone

TAMPA — University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft has named Sandra Stone, vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College in Georgia, as regional chancellor for USF Sarasota-Manatee.
Published: 09/26/14
Recess pays benefits but gets squeezed by learning pressures

Recess pays benefits but gets squeezed by learning pressures

TAMPA — A group of Lake County parents, upset to learn their elementary school children don’t get much old-fashioned recess any more, is pushing the school board there to mandate 30 minutes of daily playtime.
Published: 09/26/14

MacDill charter group expected to withdraw application

TAMPA — The group vying to open a charter school on MacDill Air Force Base is expected to withdraw its application before Tuesday’s school board meeting, a school district spokesman said Friday.
Published: 09/26/14
Students need to be on their toes for ballet class

Students need to be on their toes for ballet class

Thursday was a special day for children who attend the Metropolitan Ministries Partnership School. It was the day they got fitted for ballet shoes.
Published: 09/25/14
USF researchers ID two more boys from Dozier remains

USF researchers ID two more boys from Dozier remains

TAMPA — Researchers from the University of South Florida announced Thursday that they have identified two more boys buried at an infamous Panhandle reform school, including a relative of the man whose lawsuit helped keep accusations of abuse a...
Published: 09/25/14
T.I. to play free concert in Tampa for USF homecoming

T.I. to play free concert in Tampa for USF homecoming

The University of South Florida kept its hip hop homecoming streak alive today by announcing Grammy-winning rapper T.I. as this year’s homecoming parade after-party headliner.
Published: 09/25/14
USF sets another record with $428 million for research

USF sets another record with $428 million for research

University President Judy Genshaft, in her annual Fall Address, says the USF System is "thriving like never before."
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14
Two Hillsborough teachers await discipline after drug arrests

Two Hillsborough teachers await discipline after drug arrests

Joye Jones, 40, is one of two Hillsborough school district educators arrested in the last month on felony drug charges. Boyette Springs Elementary assistant teacher Sonja Lusk, 49, was arrested in Lee County on Aug. 27 on five counts of drug possession, as well as grand theft and possession of an anti-shoplifting device.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14

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