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Hillsborough students save millions taking more AP exams

Hillsborough students save millions taking more AP exams

Taking AP courses in high school can help students finish an undergraduate degree in less than the standard four years of college, or take more classes toward double majors, or speed up their work toward post-graduate degrees.
Published: 07/17/14
Updated: 07/18/14

New application planned to open MacDill charter school

TAMPA — Backers of a charter school for MacDill Air Force Base — denied last year by the Hillsborough County School Board — plan to resubmit their application for a kindergarten-through-eighth grade school by the end of the month...
Published: 07/17/14
Buyers flock to Eckerd’s auction of students’ castoffs

Buyers flock to Eckerd’s auction of students’ castoffs

The sustainability program at Eckerd College has come up with a responsible — and profitable — strategy for dealing with the mountain of stuff students leave behind when they leave campus in the spring.
Published: 07/16/14

Teachers union challenges last-minute voucher expansion

TAMPA — This fall, the number of low-income Florida children attending private schools through the state’s voucher program is set to expand. Through the same program, hundreds more children with disabilities can tap into their own new ...
Published: 07/16/14
Lake Placid official chides official for comment on grades

Lake Placid official chides official for comment on grades

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid Councilman Ray Royce believes the School Board of Highlands County doesn’t have anything to boast about from the recently released school accountability grades.
Published: 07/16/14
New USF engineering dean brings experience at NASA

New USF engineering dean brings experience at NASA

TAMPA — The University of South Florida has chosen a Marquette University dean who has had a significant role in the U.S. space program as head of its College of Engineering.
Published: 07/15/14

Hillsborough school officials: We’re making progress on transportation woes

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school district officials say they are making progress on a plan to improve the transportation department, boost morale and address a shortage of bus drivers....
Published: 07/15/14

FSU warned that new president search could be ‘sham’

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University is trying to jump-start its tumultuous search for a new president, but top officials have already been warned that the process could be viewed as a “sham” because of the candidacy of powerfu...
Published: 07/14/14
USF researchers link fish lesions to BP oil spill

USF researchers link fish lesions to BP oil spill

TAMPA — A team of local researchers has found strong evidence that skin lesions discovered on fish in the northern Gulf of Mexico were related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Published: 07/13/14

Schools are upgrading technological savvy

ST. PETERSBURG — The biggest growth challenge facing Pinellas County schools may not be changing curricula, shifting teachers or engaging students.
Published: 07/14/14

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