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Hillsborough welcomes hundreds of new teachers

Hillsborough welcomes hundreds of new teachers

TAMPA — Martini Gibbons has spent the last three days learning about class management and ethics, how set up her classroom to minimize her steps throughout the school day, and how to join the local teachers union.
Updated: 19 mins ago
Longtime Hillsborough educator ‘Rosie’ Diaz dead at 78

Longtime Hillsborough educator ‘Rosie’ Diaz dead at 78

TAMPA — For Rose “Rosie” Diaz, life didn’t come easy.
Published: 07/28/14

Pinellas schools budget faces public scrutiny

LARGO — The public will have its first opportunity to weigh-in on the Pinellas County school district’s proposed $1.2 billion budget for 2014-15 after the regular school board meeting tonight at 5 o’clock. ...
Published: 07/28/14
Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name

Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County School Board members hope changing the name of Pinellas Technical Education Centers to Pinellas Technical College with boost the school’s enrollment and reputation.
Published: 07/27/14
Entrepreneurs spend weekend learning how to start up a startup

Entrepreneurs spend weekend learning how to start up a startup

TAMPA — After being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, Brian DiVito was eager to adjust his diet to make the gastrointestinal condition manageable. But trips to the grocery store proved frustrating.
Published: 07/27/14
HCC to offer classes at Steinbrenner

HCC to offer classes at Steinbrenner

TAMPA — Starting this fall, Steinbrenner High School students won’t have to leave the Lutz campus to attend college-level courses through dual enrollment.
Published: 07/26/14

26 schools to add extra hour of reading

TAMPA — For the past several years at Sulphur Springs Elementary, teachers and students have worked on reading for an extra hour every day in the hopes that the school’s low reading scores would improve.
Published: 07/26/14
Middleton students getting bus stop on Hillsborough Ave.

Middleton students getting bus stop on Hillsborough Ave.

Officials hope Middleton High students who live at Meridian Pointe apartments take the bus instead of jaywalking across Hillsborough Avenue.
Published: 07/25/14
Pinellas schools rally to boost performance

Pinellas schools rally to boost performance

ST. PETERSBURG — It had a new principal and an almost completely new staff last school year in hopes of boosting student achievement. But when it comes to reading, Melrose Elementary in South St. Petersburg ranks the lowest in all of Florida. ...
Published: 07/25/14

Investigation targets Pinellas school’s FCAT scores

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County school officials have been ordered to investigate Bay Point Elementary School’s FCAT exams for possible cheating.
Published: 07/24/14

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