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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Education

Plans for new middle school on hold, 2 high schools getting expansions

TAMPA — Plans for a new middle school slated to open in south Hillsborough County next fall are being put on hold to address a more pressing issue — an unexpected enrollment boom at the high school level.
Published: 06/17/15
USF officials happy with last-minute funding approvals from Legislature

USF officials happy with last-minute funding approvals from Legislature

Monday’s late-night flurry of budget deals in Tallahassee was a major win for the Tampa region, USF President Judy Genshaft said, with a pair of downtown developments on either side of the bay getting the thumbs-up to proceed.
Published: 06/17/15

School board talks minority student discipline

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district took its next steps Tuesday on a path toward reducing out-of-school suspensions for students.
Published: 06/16/15
Battle brewing over purchase of Hillsborough school buses

Battle brewing over purchase of Hillsborough school buses

TAMPA — A school bus company and its local dealer are fighting a decision by Hillsborough County school district officials to buy school buses from another company, arguing that the selection process was unfair.
Published: 06/15/15
Hillsborough school board to discuss discipline recommendations

Hillsborough school board to discuss discipline recommendations

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday will weigh in on recommendations from a district task force that aims to improve the way schools handle student discipline. ...
Published: 06/15/15
Two USF students honored as Pat Tillman Scholars

Two USF students honored as Pat Tillman Scholars

TAMPA — Seven years ago, she was directing supply convoys through hostile territory in Iraq.
Updated one month ago
School district still feeds kids when school’s out

School district still feeds kids when school’s out

TAMPA — Every week day this summer, Justine Plummer and Carmen Torres will load up hundreds of boxed lunches into a refrigerated truck and drop them off at four local libraries, where they will be offered free to any child who wants one.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough school staff shuffle brings salary savings

Hillsborough school staff shuffle brings salary savings

TAMPA — The school district of Hillsborough County is the giant among local governments, with a $3 billion budget, the biggest single share of the county property tax revenues, more workers at 30,000 than any employer in the county, and 200,00...
Updated one month ago
Dade City’s landmark Moore-Mickens Education Center shuttered

Dade City’s landmark Moore-Mickens Education Center shuttered

DADE CITY — The final students to be educated at Moore-Mickens Education Center, Pasco County’s first school for black students, have left the building.
Updated one month ago

Tampa Bay area students see gains, losses on test scores

TAMPA — Florida students performed slightly better this year in civics, slightly worse in biology and exactly the same in U.S. history.
Updated one month ago

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