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Two Hillsborough teachers await discipline after drug arrests

Two Hillsborough teachers await discipline after drug arrests

Joye Jones, 40, is one of two Hillsborough school district educators arrested in the last month on felony drug charges. Boyette Springs Elementary assistant teacher Sonja Lusk, 49, was arrested in Lee County on Aug. 27 on five counts of drug possession, as well as grand theft and possession of an anti-shoplifting device.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14
Tampa can watch as you test your strength at next festival of light

Tampa can watch as you test your strength at next festival of light

TAMPA — A bell rings at the carnival when you swing the mallet down hard enough on the iconic High-Striker game.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 09/25/14

USF closes research project over poor care for test primates

TAMPA — An Ohio animal-rights organization has filed a complaint with the federal government against the University of South Florida after primates in a diabetes study were denied water, causing the death of one and injury to others....
Published: 09/24/14

Pinellas schools getting $1.1 million to go digital

LARGO — Pinellas County classrooms will get more than $1 million in computers, bandwidth access, programs and training to prepare for the new state standards for digital learning.
Published: 09/24/14

Pinellas School Board adopts Student Progression Plan changes

LARGO — High school students’ weighted grade point averages now will qualify them for the honor roll and dean’s list, school officials said.
Published: 09/23/14

District still finds MacDill charter school plan lacking

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday will consider a recommendation by Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia to deny for the second time an application to open a K-8 charter school on MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 09/23/14

Pollster sees Floridians’ view of education as ‘wake-up call’

TAMPA — Attention to Florida’s education system is increasing, and a statewide survey of key issues provides a “wake-up call” for young people heading into a complex global economy.
Published: 09/23/14
Chamberlain teacher accused of driving wrong way resigns

Chamberlain teacher accused of driving wrong way resigns

A Chamberlain High School teacher resigned Monday following his arrest early Sunday on charges he drove the wrong way on the Selmon Expressway and Interstate 75.
Published: 09/22/14
Updated: 09/23/14

Pinellas teachers to get pay boost

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County public school teachers are in line to receive a 2.5 percent pay increase, officials said.
Published: 09/22/14

Voucher program sees surge in enrollment

TAMPA — The state’s controversial school voucher program is serving more students than ever this school year.
Published: 09/22/14

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