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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Education

Vinik offers USF land for downtown Tampa medical school complex

Vinik offers USF land for downtown Tampa medical school complex

Jeff, Vinik who controls dozens of acres of downtown land, has offered to donate nearly an acre to the university if the new Morsani College of Medicine and the USF Health Heart Institute are built there.
Published: 10/16/14

Struggling charter schools present improvement plans

TAMPA — Three charter schools with a lot to lose appeared before the Hillsborough school board Wednesday to explain how they aim to turn around their miserable performance.
Published: 10/15/14
UF picks Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

UF picks Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

GAINESVILLE – Cornell University’s provost was selected Wednesday as the University of Florida’s next president, replacing Bernie Machen as the state’s largest university continues its drive to become a Top 10 public unive...
Published: 10/15/14
Freedom High booster club treasurer accused of embezzling $15,000

Freedom High booster club treasurer accused of embezzling $15,000

The former treasurer of Freedom High School’s athletic booster club has been accused of withdrawing more than $15,000 from the organization’s bank account for personal use.
Published: 10/15/14
Cold, flu forces Cambridge Christian to close upper school until Monday

Cold, flu forces Cambridge Christian to close upper school until Monday

Cambridge Christian School in Tampa announced on Tuesday that it is closing its upper school for the rest of the week because a number of students are sick with colds and the flu.
Published: 10/14/14
Updated: 10/15/14

Grant to help Pinellas battle against distracted driving

ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant to curb distracted teen driving through educational programs in local schools.
Published: 10/15/14
Students learn to be lunchroom movers and shakers

Students learn to be lunchroom movers and shakers

Hillsborough County schoolchildren are getting a lesson in good nutrition this week from district chef Ben Guggenmos.
Published: 10/14/14

Pinellas school employees getting 2.5% pay raises

LARGO — Pinellas County public school teachers will soon receive a 2.5 percent pay increase.
Published: 10/14/14

Hillsborough school employees could soon see raises

TAMPA — Many Hillsborough County public school employees could soon have higher salaries after the district and teachers and staff unions reached tentative contract agreements that include raises for teachers and support staff.
Published: 10/14/14

Hillsborough school board appoints new head of IT, principals

The Moffitt Cancer Center’s director of information technology, infrastructure and shared services has accepted the job of managing the Hillsborough County school district’s department of IT, security and privacy.
Published: 10/14/14

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