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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Education

Nobel laureate sees hope for reversing climate change

Nobel laureate sees hope for reversing climate change

TAMPA — Rajendra Pachauri can paint a pretty dour picture of the effect of climate change.
Updated: 3 hours ago

More problems for computer-based FCAT exams at Pasco schools

LAND O’ LAKES — Pasco County schools continued to experience issues with computer-based FCAT exams Thursday and testing was temporarily suspended in the morning before principals were notified they could resume testing at 12:36 p.m....
Updated: 5 hours ago

Florida elementary discontinues Mountain Dew for students before tests

MELBOURNE – A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests.
Updated: 8 hours ago
FCAT conflicts with taking kids to work day

FCAT conflicts with taking kids to work day

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay area students may have to forgo this year’s national “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” to take care of some work of their own — the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test....
Updated: 12 hours ago
Seeking funding, backers show off surgery simulation center

Seeking funding, backers show off surgery simulation center

TAMPA — In the fight for medical research dollars, it helps to have friends in high places.
Updated: 21 hours ago

School board poised to settle with fired maintenance worker

The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday could approve a $5,000 settlement with a former school maintenance employee who sued the district for wrongful termination last summer. ...
Published: 04/23/14
Head of embattled Hillsborough school transportation quits

Head of embattled Hillsborough school transportation quits

TAMPA — When John Franklin took over the Hillsborough County school district’s transportation department in 2007, he was tasked with revamping and reorganizing an operation that was deemed ineffective by consultants, mired as it was in ...
Published: 04/23/14
USF to graduating seniors: No selfies on stage

USF to graduating seniors: No selfies on stage

The University of South Florida has a message for new graduates who will cross the stage at next month's commencement ceremonies: Leave the mobile device in your pocket.
Published: 04/22/14
Updated: 04/23/14
Nature’s Classroom a 6th-grade antidote for video games

Nature’s Classroom a 6th-grade antidote for video games

THONOTOSASSA — Bill Munsey has helped hundreds of pairs of little hands hold an alligator or a snake for the first time. He has watched children’s eyes light up as they call out the species of insect or crustacean they’ve just fi...
Published: 04/22/14

Pasco FCAT testing hits snag after computer issues

LAND O’ LAKES — The problem became apparent first thing Tuesday morning when freshmen at Land O’ Lakes High tried to log into the computer system to take the FCAT reading exam.
Published: 04/22/14

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