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Marine researchers welcome new ship but miss Bellows

Marine researchers welcome new ship but miss Bellows

TAMPA — For more than four decades, it was a home base and floating laboratory for tens of thousands of students, faculty and researchers from the Suwannee River to Puerto Rico.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15
School minority task force hears from students

School minority task force hears from students

TAMPA — The group charged with helping the Hillsborough County school district end racial disparities in discipline and graduate more minority students heard Friday from the people their work will benefit the most — black and Hispanic t...
Published: 01/23/15
Hillsborough district building another school

Hillsborough district building another school

TAMPA — At one time, the Hillsborough County school district was building as many as 10 new schools at the same time.
Published: 01/23/15
Fired superintendent Elia honored by Hillsborough commissioners

Fired superintendent Elia honored by Hillsborough commissioners

Two days after her contract was terminated without cause, Hillsborough County schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was honored today by county commissioners....
Published: 01/22/15
Next superintendent won’t have Elia’s deal

Next superintendent won’t have Elia’s deal

The search hasn’t yet begun for a new Hillsborough County school district leader, but when the school board does select a replacement for MaryEllen Elia, her successor’s contract won’t resemble the one drawn up for Elia in 2005.
Published: 01/21/15
State board holds up downtown medical USF medical school

State board holds up downtown medical USF medical school

TAMPA — The effort to build a University of South Florida medical school downtown hit a snag Wednesday when a committee overseeing the state’s 12 public universities delayed funding for the project until it hears more details....
Published: 01/21/15
Elia, fired by Hillsborough school board, has no plans to retire

Elia, fired by Hillsborough school board, has no plans to retire

TAMPA — A day after the Hillsborough County School Board fired her, Mary Ellen Elia stood tall and praised her staff, which oversees the eighth-largest school district in the nation with 206,000 students and 27,000 employees. She also said she...
Published: 01/21/15

Text: Elia letter to Hillsborough school employees after termination

Text of a letter written to about 27,000 Hillsborough County school employees by MaryEllen Elia, a day after the Hillsborough County School Board voted to terminate her contract:...
Published: 01/21/15
Elia decision shows big divide county must address
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Elia decision shows big divide county must address

Many people will mock the 4-3 decision Tuesday night by the Hillsborough County School Board to terminate the contract of Superintendent MaryEllen Elia....
Published: 01/21/15
School board votes to terminate Elia’s contract

School board votes to terminate Elia’s contract

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district is looking for a new leader after the school board voted 4-3 Tuesday to terminate its contract with Superintendent MaryEllen Elia without cause.
Published: 01/20/15
Updated: 01/21/15

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