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Education

Pediatricians urge later start times for schools

Pediatricians urge later start times for schools

CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Published: 08/25/14
District closes investigation into grade leak of Sweeney’s son

District closes investigation into grade leak of Sweeney’s son

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School District closed an investigation into who released academic records of school board member John Sweeney’s son with inconclusive findings.
Published: 08/21/14
Updated: 08/24/14
USF curriculum stays ahead of the game

USF curriculum stays ahead of the game

TAMPA — Among other soothsayers, the venerable PriceWaterhouseCoopers said the video game industry would soon become the fastest-growing component of the media sector worldwide.
Published: 08/24/14
In Pinellas, Head Start starts again

In Pinellas, Head Start starts again

ST. PETERSBURG — The Head Start program has been around since 1965, but its history in Pinellas County has some gaps. This school year, however, the program is back and hoping to expand.
Published: 08/24/14
The Bulls are back as move-in day arrives at USF

The Bulls are back as move-in day arrives at USF

It may still feel like summer, but the feeling of autumn was in the air as students moved in for the fall semester at the University of South Florida.
Published: 08/21/14

Florida students struggle with ACT scores

TAMPA — High school graduates in Florida’s Class of 2014 were among the least-prepared for college in the nation, according to a report on ACT test scores released Tuesday.
Published: 08/20/14
Nerves, tears as Hillsborough students return to school

Nerves, tears as Hillsborough students return to school

TAMPA — Meaghan Pabon wiped her eyes as she hugged 5-year-old daughter Sasha one more time — “I’m so proud of you,” she whispered — before reluctantly leaving kindergarten at the Rampello Downtown Partnership...
Published: 08/19/14
Former St. Pete teacher accused of having sex with teen

Former St. Pete teacher accused of having sex with teen

Pinellas County detectives have accused a former St. Petersburg teacher with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
Published: 08/18/14
Updated: 08/19/14
Back to school, but new ways await Hillsborough educators

Back to school, but new ways await Hillsborough educators

The hallways and classrooms at 200-plus Hillsborough County public schools will fill again this morning with more than 200,000 students and 15,000 teachers.
Published: 08/17/14
Updated: 08/19/14

Civil citations keeping Hillsborough kids out of trouble

TAMPA — A program that gives juveniles a second chance after they commit misdemeanor crimes is proving effective in keeping them from offending again.
Published: 08/18/14

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