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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Education

No secret who Hillsborough superintendent Elia wants on school board

No secret who Hillsborough superintendent Elia wants on school board

A campaign sign in MaryEllen Elia's front yard shows her support for Dipa Shaw. However, Shaw's opponent, incumbent April Griffin, said it was inappropriate because board members serve as Elia's bosses.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Work begins on new school for homeless children in Tampa

Work begins on new school for homeless children in Tampa

TAMPA — The challenges of teaching homeless children at Metropolitan Ministries are unlike educational obstacles anywhere else in Hillsborough County.
Published: 10/28/14
Updated: 10/29/14
Pinellas reviews ways to keep its schools safe

Pinellas reviews ways to keep its schools safe

Only days after a high school student opened fire on classmates in a Seattle school, Pinellas County public school officials analyzed their own procedures for keeping students safe.
Published: 10/28/14
Updated: 10/29/14

Hillsborough school board moving toward rehiring retired official

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district is one step closer to bringing back a recently retired official for 10 more months as a contract worker.
Published: 10/28/14
After 20 years on school board, Olson attending final meeting

After 20 years on school board, Olson attending final meeting

TAMPA — When Candy Olson thinks about leaving her seat on the Hillsborough County School Board after 20 years, one particular memory comes to mind.
Published: 10/27/14

One trial begins, three delayed in FAMU hazing case

ORLANDO – The trials of three of four members of Florida A&M University’s marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter have been postponed until April. But the trial of a fourth member began with jury selection Monday, nea...
Published: 10/27/14

Palmetto teen brings illegal drugs to middle school

Authorities said five children have been removed from a Manatee County home after a 12-year-old brought illegal drugs to school.
Published: 10/27/14
USF researcher delves into world of domestic torture

USF researcher delves into world of domestic torture

Thirty states, including Florida, have laws on strangulation, and the federal government also recently agreed to fund a national institute on training to prevent strangulation.
Published: 10/26/14
Updated: 10/27/14
Hazing trial starts for four FAMU band members

Hazing trial starts for four FAMU band members

ORLANDO– Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents. But one of the nation’s most-celebrated marching bands had a dark secret: members were occasionally beaten with mallets, fists ...
Published: 10/26/14
Updated: 10/27/14

USF plan for downtown campus part of national trend

TAMPA — A university proposes a big expansion from its outlying campus to the heart of downtown. The mayor calls it a “game changer.” Downtown business folks rejoice.
Published: 10/25/14

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