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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Education

Lawmakers triple funding for special-needs scholarships

TAMPA — A statewide scholarship program for special-needs children will now serve three times as many students because of a boost in funding from the state Legislature this session. ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hillsborough schools’ calendar changes get mixed reviews

Hillsborough schools’ calendar changes get mixed reviews

TAMPA — As the Hillsborough County School Board considers a new 2016-17 student calendar, the reaction from local parents to the possibility of an earlier start date and a shorter summer next year is mixed. ...
Published: 06/28/15

Test scores for Hillsborough, Pasco above state averages

TAMPA — Hillsborough County high-schoolers performed slightly above the Florida average on new state final exams in algebra and sophomore language arts.
Published: 06/26/15
Updated: 06/27/15

Hillsborough schools spokesman moving to Tampa police

The chief spokesman for the Hillsborough County school district, a familiar name and face to newspaper and television audiences, is moving to the Tampa Police Department for a similar job.
Published: 06/25/15
Hillsborough school board mulls earlier start date for  2016

Hillsborough school board mulls earlier start date for 2016

The change would allow for the first semester to end the day before winter break, which some board members and students have wanted for years. Currently, the second semester does not end until after the two-week holiday.
Published: 06/23/15
Updated: 06/24/15

USF is a patent machine - now 10th in the country among universities

TAMPA — The University of South Florida continues to climb the list of the nation’s most prolific patent-holders, now sitting at number 10 among U.S. universities for patents granted last year.
Published: 06/23/15

Survey: Hillsborough students don’t show respect, enjoyment

TAMPA — Inside the walls of Hillsborough County’s public schools, kids do not show respect for one another, at least according to students surveyed in the spring. ...
Published: 06/22/15

Judge dismisses Hillsborough school bus complaint

TAMPA — A judge on Friday dismissed a public records complaint that claimed Hillsborough County School district officials failed to fulfill a request regarding a recent purchase of school buses.
Published: 06/22/15
USF researchers help rescue man adrift in Gulf

USF researchers help rescue man adrift in Gulf

TAMPA — Graduate students from the University of South Florida aboard a research vessel were thrust into a role beyond marine scientist Saturday night. They’re being credited with helping save a life in the Gulf of Mexico....
Published: 06/22/15
No boys allowed at Brandon robot summer camp

No boys allowed at Brandon robot summer camp

It’s no secret there’s a gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math, with far more men than women holding those types of prestigious higher-income jobs.
Published: 06/18/15

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