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Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Education

UF wants to set rules for student, faculty relationships

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s new president says it’s time to clarify rules regarding romantic relationships between students and faculty.
Published: 02/23/15
Loyalty, donations keep Academy Prep running

Loyalty, donations keep Academy Prep running

ST. PETERSBURG — Even in the Internet age, most schools still are made up mostly of brick and mortar, classrooms and playgrounds, books and pencils.
Published: 02/22/15
Florida Poly  looks for more off-campus housing

Florida Poly looks for more off-campus housing

Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland doesn’t have enough on-campus housing options for the number of students expected to arrive in the fall.
Published: 02/21/15
3-star general will lead Saint Leo

3-star general will lead Saint Leo

TAMPA — Saint Leo University has named a retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the U.S. Military Academy as its ninth president.
Published: 02/20/15
Pasco schools not ready for new state test

Pasco schools not ready for new state test

LAND O’ LAKES — Just 11 percent of schools in the Pasco County school district could successfully administer the new online Florida Standards Assessments, based on tests performed Feb. 12, Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning said in a ...
Published: 02/20/15
More than 1,000 expected to attend event honoring Elia

More than 1,000 expected to attend event honoring Elia

TAMPA — Supporters of Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia will gather for a send-off reception Monday to honor her 10 years at the helm of the nation’s eighth-largest school district.
Published: 02/19/15
Board of governors OK downtown USF med school

Board of governors OK downtown USF med school

TAMPA — The board that oversees the state university system endorsed moving the University of South Florida’s medical school to downtown Tampa, finally, after administrators gave a detailed presentation on the proposal Thursday in Talla...
Published: 02/19/15
Florida schools chief gives lawmakers plan for cuts in testing

Florida schools chief gives lawmakers plan for cuts in testing

As students get ready to take a new set of state tests next month, Florida’s top education official on Wednesday issued recommendations to lawmakers on scaling back the number of exams public school students are required to take.
Published: 02/18/15
Updated: 02/19/15

Rick Scott orders less testing in state’s public schools

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is suspending a test given to the state’s 11th graders.
Published: 02/18/15
Eakins could be offered short-term contract as Hillsborough superintendent

Eakins could be offered short-term contract as Hillsborough superintendent

TAMPA — The man chosen to step in next month as acting Hillsborough County schools superintendent could get a chance to lead the district on a more permanent basis without waiting for a search to be conducted first.
Published: 02/17/15

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