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Education

School board newcomer Harris held pivotal vote on Elia

School board newcomer Harris held pivotal vote on Elia

TAMPA — As a divided Hillsborough County School Board got ready to cast votes the future of their nationally lauded school superintendent earlier this month, all eyes were on the one member considered the swing vote: Sally Harris. ...
Updated: 19 hours ago
Brewers partner with colleges to teach science of beer

Brewers partner with colleges to teach science of beer

TAMPA — When you pour yourself a cold one, you’re probably not thinking about the complex series of biochemical reactions that take place in order for malted barley, hops, water and yeast to turn into beer....
Updated: 20 hours ago

Saint Leo expected to name new president

ST. LEO — While one college presidential search begins, another is almost over. Saint Leo University’s search committee expects to recommend a successor to Dr. Arthur Kirk this week....
Published: 02/01/15

Hillsborough schools to host discipline ‘chats’

The Hillsborough County school district will host eight community “chats” on discipline for parents and others to review and provide input on data for this school year so far.
Published: 01/30/15
King High fight ends with two girls stabbed, two arrested

King High fight ends with two girls stabbed, two arrested

A fight this morning involving four 17-year-old girls at King High School ended with two receiving treatment for stab wounds and two others arrested.
Published: 01/30/15
USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

TAMPA — A University of South Florida team has developed and patented a compound that has shown success in treating methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, the most common cause of infectious diseases and deaths in t...
Published: 01/29/15
Updated: 01/30/15
Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott brought his budget road show to Tampa on Thursday, touting a 3.6 percent cut on communications services that will save the average customer about $43 a year.
Published: 01/29/15
Security changes coming to state fair in wake of last year’s death

Security changes coming to state fair in wake of last year’s death

TAMPA — The Florida State Fair Authority, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsborough County School District on Wednesday unveiled a new safety plan for the state fair, hoping to prevent further trouble and tragedy whe...
Published: 01/28/15

UF to change name of records system known as ‘ISIS’

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s is changing the name of its records management system known as “ISIS,” a move being applauded by a student who is the cousin of a journalist killed by the terrorist organization of...
Published: 01/28/15
Frostproof High teacher arrested on marijuana charge

Frostproof High teacher arrested on marijuana charge

A teacher at Frostproof High School was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies said they found a small amount of marijuana at his home.
Published: 01/28/15

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